Datto, a online data backup system that integrates and backs up your Google Accounts, collected some great tips and advice from some Google Apps experts, yours truly included, for a nice article and e-book for schools looking to/already adopting Google Apps for Education.
On setting the stage with your hesitant users:
“When we first began this journey, I spent a lot of time listening to people’s fears and questions. If I could alleviate them, I would. If I couldn’t, I was honest with them. Once I built that relationship, they trusted me to lead them in the right direction.” – Kate Fahey, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lockport Township High School East in greater Chicago.
On getting the right folks involved from the start:There are a lot more resources and tips in the original blog post and in the eBook, which you can download below and get the insight you need for a successful GAFE implementation.
“We initially met with our technology advisory committee made up of teachers, administrators, and IT staff. I started putting information together explaining why we chose Google Apps for Education and the benefits to using it.” – David Andrade, MS Ed., Educational Technology Specialist and owner of EdTechGuy Consulting
Google for Education Resources (including Google Apps and Chromebooks)