Our science classes have group Gmail accounts set up, which have been excellent to access collaborative work through Google documents, where contributors would be recognised.
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Group work might include group posters or results tables, and would allow students to contribute even when absent. The accounts can also be used to create online accounts, instead of using personal emails, or to contribute to blogs for the group. Google Forms can be used to collect information about the group, which might be used for the group profile, and the calendar can include all deadlines, equality and diversity dates and any other important times, which could be synced with personal accounts and devices. The accounts might also be used to share useful links, RSS feeds, presentations and videos.
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