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Parents’ workshop to examine learning apps

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Bandera Independent School District parents are invited to take part in a Google Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to let them know what is available in a package of Google applications that the district has made available to students and teachers in an effort to improve education.

The bundle of apps goes by the name the G Suite for Education, which is available to students through the digital classrooms that the school district has created.

Suzy Groff, BISD’s director of learning communications, said teachers can post instructions and advice to students along with tests through the apps, while students can communicate with the teacher and can collaborate with each other by accessing the links.

Students not only have access to the apps at school, but those with access to computers and the internet also can link up to the apps while at home.

The workshop will show parents how they can help their children make those connections at home and will demonstrate other functions of the apps that should help students perform well in class.

It is a free workshop that will run from 6-7 p.m. in Portable Building 1 at the school district’s central offices, 815 Pecan St. in Bandera. Groff said all parents are welcome.