Google Workspace for Education in the Classroom

Google Workspace for Education supports best practices for teaching and learning and the development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.

Google Workspace supports teachers and students with Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in a variety of ways.


  • Teachers can plan lessons together to best meet the needs of all students.
  • Teachers can share digital resources, including text, video and audio files to support individual student learning needs.
  • Teachers can see student work in real time, assess student understanding, and adapt instruction.
  • Teachers can provide feedback throughout the learning process to promote student reflection and encourage revisions before assigning a grade.
  • Teachers can assess student learning over time using the revision history feature.


Google Workspace supports the development of Providence Academy Portrait of a Graduate attributes. These skills will help students be successful in the workforce of the future.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Students can communicate with other PA students and staff using their Google Workspace email.
  • Students can collaborate online with others to explore different viewpoints.
  • Students can work with others and seek feedback to deepen their learning.
  • Students can create digital products to help them explain ideas and speak in a purposeful manner.
  • Students have access to tools within Google Workspace to improve performance, such as a dictionary, text to speech, and translation supports.

Ethical and Global Citizenship

  • Students can explore different perspectives to inform their work. They can create products for the benefit of the broader community, such as public service materials.
  • Google Workspace provides opportunities for students to learn and practice positive digital citizenship. This includes:
    • Developing online communication and collaboration skills.
    • Managing a group’s information and product creation.
    • Negotiating with peers on group work.
    • Managing conflict when it arises.
    • Using information ethically by learning about copyright and media literacy.
  • The translation tool helps students engage with speakers of other languages and deepen their understanding of diverse perspectives and cultures.

Critical and Creative Thinker

  • Google Workspace supports all phases of the design process. Students can compile research and create products together.
  • The revision history allows students to move fluently through the design-build process. Students can go back and forth between versions.
  • Google Workspace provides opportunities for students to apply media and information literacy skills. Students learn to think critically about relevance, validity, currency and impact.
  • Students express their thoughts, ideas and emotions created through the arts. Google Drive allows them to store, share, and receive feedback on recorded videos too.

Goal Directed and Resilient Individual

  • Google Workspace provides long term storage of class work, enabling students to set goals and complete tasks. Students can also manage their projects and reflect on their progress over time, which supports continuous improvement and student advocacy.
  • Google Workspace aids students in their daily and long term workflow. Students can store all their work in one location. Files are accessible anywhere and anytime on any device, including mobile.
  • Google Workspace extends access to class materials beyond the school day. Students can persist through difficult tasks by controlling the amount of time they spend with class materials.
  • Students can organize information in a way that makes sense to them.