What’s the most important software for success in school and work? You might think of the Office software suite or Adobe Creative Cloud. But G Suite for Education could be a contender for first place. 

You’re probably familiar with G Suite products like Gmail and Calendar. But G Suite for Education is a really a whole suite of productivity and collaboration software that includes Drive, Groups, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Keep, and Hangouts (to name a few). 

G Suite offers users a variety of functionalities to fulfill many of your academic and personal needs. It’s also unique because it’s a browser-based platform, which means that it’s best used from your Chrome browser. It also lives in the cloud, rather than on your device.

Why Use G Suite for Education?

Here are some of the benefits of using G Suite:

  • When you use Docs, Sheets, or Slides, it’s very easily to share your file with other Gmail accounts. Plus, collaborators can work on the file with you in real time.
  • Hangouts can be connected to your Gmail contact list so that you can conveniently start a chat or video call with anyone in your contacts.
  • Calendar is synced with your Gmail account. That means important dates and invitations can be added to your calendar from your email with just a click.
  • Faculty, staff, and students have unlimited storage in Drive. No more worrying about where to save your presentations and research.

Now that you know some of the advantages of using G Suite, learn about some of the features of Gmail, Calendar, and Drive that you can customize to suit your needs.


G Suite tools were designed to work hand-in-hand to maximize productivity and efficiency. In many ways, your Gmail account is the gateway to the other G Suite for Education products. Once you have a Gmail account, you can seamlessly connect to the rest of G Suite. 

Gmail is a robust emailing tool that lets you truly customize your email space. After you’ve signed in, you can make yourself at home:

If you want to make the most of your email experience, check out the G Suite Learning Center for Gmail


A well-organized calendar is essential to getting your life organized. Thankfully, G Suite Calendar has features that can help you get things done.


Drive is a file storage and synchronization service that allows you to store a variety of files, photos, and email attachments. Within Drive, you can utilize Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more. 

What can you do with it?

G Suite’s unique set of tools and features can increase your productivity, whether working from home, at the office, or even at the gym! Be sure to explore what G Suite for Education can offer you.

And as always, please visit Terrapin Tech or call 301.405.1500 with any questions.

Published On: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018