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Apr 18 / Justin

HKIS Transition to Gmail


After many months of planning (well years really) HKIS is ready to make the jump to Gmail. It was funny that I sent the email out to the employees at HKIS from my hotel room at the Apple Distinguished Educator institute (more on that later)

Google makes it pretty easy to signup your school to Google Apps but making the transition from one complex email and collaboration system (for us GroupWise) to another is defenily note. Nor is it east to just automatically use the tools in the Google Apps suite in educaitonally powerful ways.

To present our transition plan to the community I recorded a keynote presentation below. You can also see more informatino on our public website. I think our plan is fairly detailed and will put us in a good position to leverage the tools for learning (even more than we are doing already)