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English and History/Social Studies teacher at New York City public schools, Yeshiva Tifereth Yisroel, Yeshiva of Queens
Saturday, November 03, 2012
In addition to this, having this tool allowed me to tell my students they could contact me with whatever questions they wanted to ask me. If something wasn't clear, if they weren't sure which piece of homework they missed, if they simply didn't understand something and wanted extra help, they could always contact me.
Now I know that pretty much any e-mail service will do the same job, but the nice thing about GMail is that the massive amount of storage and excellent search capability meant that I didn't need to store my student's work on my home computer. I could simply call it up from the cloud and reference it whenever I needed it. This meant at a parent teacher conference, I wasn't stuck lugging around 120 book reports. Instead, I just took out my netbook, popped up a student's work on Gmail and then showed it to the parents in order to discuss it with them.
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