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G Suite, or Google Suite, is a bundle of applications for our teachers, students, and families to learn on their own or collaboratively, wherever, whenever, and on any device. All applications are free to use, reliable, and secure. We recommend browsing through this page to familiarize yourself with the tools they need to empower their distance learning.  

Getting Started with G Suite

Google Applications

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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the main application we will be using for Distance Learning. Classroom combines all of Google’s applications into one easy to learn platform. Families can also access “guardian” summaries about their student’s work. 

Accessing Google Classroom

Accessing Google Classroom

  • Access classroom directly at https://classroom.google.com 
  • You can also select the app drawer or “hamburger”, usually found next to your account’s profile image, and select the Google Classroom logo.

How do I add my class? 

  • Students are automatically enrolled in some classes while others may need to select “Join” on the classroom card.
  • If your class does not automatically appear select the + plus button at the top and select “Join class”
  • Enter the class code sent by the teacher through Gmail and then select “Join”


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Google Mail, or Gmail, is an email service where students and teachers can communicate together by sending email to each other. Gmail offers an effective and efficient way of notifying students of new assignments, graded assignments and other classroom-related notifications. 

Google Drive

Google Drive logoGoogle Drive is a cloud based storage for all students to store their files including documents, images, videos and audio based files. All DJUSD students have unlimited storage and can access their files from any web enabled device (laptop, desktop, and mobile) as long as they are signed into the DJUSD student account.

Google Docs

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Just like Microsoft Word, Google Docs is a word processing application where students can collaborate with their peers and teachers at the same time on the same document. Google Docs automatically saves to a students’ Google Drive.

Google Slides

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Google Slides is a presentation tool where students can create slides with 
images, text, and video to create an easy presentation. Students can choose from a variety of templates or can be creative with their own blank slide.

Google Sheets

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Google Sheets, much like Excel, is a spreadsheet editor for students to keep data organized and create easy-to-read charts and visualizations. This also works great with Google Forms.

Accessibility with G Suite

  • Voice Dictation in Google Docs
    • In any Google Doc select the “Tools” tab at the top of the application.
    • Then select ”Voice typing”
      • You might need to give your Web Browser (Google Chrome) access to your microphone.
    • Start speaking to have your voice turn into text.
  • Google Translate
    • Don't forget, you can always translate this website in 50+ different languages by selecting "translate" at the top right of this page. 
    • In Google Docs you can select “Tools” and then “Translate document” to translate a doc.
    • You can also you https://translate.google.com to access Google Translate
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

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