G Suite for Students

Online Applications in the Classroom

San Lorenzo Unified School District teachers and students in grades 2-12 have Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts.  Teachers incorporate online resources and tools to better teach Common Core content through lessons that include the following critical characteristics:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Research
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Media
  • Technology Integration

GAFE applications and resources used in the classroom are accessible anywhere the Internet is available.  Encourage your child to show you how technology has been integrated into their classroom curriculum and assignments with these tools.

Student Login to GAFE

On laptops and other devices with Internet access: Launch Internet browser and go to www.google.com.
Chromebook users: Login in with username and password.

Username: student ID number@student.slzusd.org (example 12345@student.slzusd.org

First time Password:  password (you'll be prompted to create your own password-min 8 characters, one capital and one lowercase letter, one number, and one symbol)


Difference Between Google and Chrome

Google is a famous search engine (www.google.com).

Chrome is a web browser that accesses the Internet (worldwide web), like Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Using any Internet browser, students can go to www.google.com, sign in to their GAFE account and access the Google Drive from the Google Apps Icon (black and white "waffle") with any device.

Students can use Google Drive to create folders, files, upload files created and saved locally, share them, and have access anytime on any device with Internet connectivity.


The Google Chrome browser or Chromebook device users have access to more online educational apps curated and approved by teachers in our District, like Typing Club, Khan Academy, GeoGebra, WeVideo, and Pixlr.

Laptop or desktop users launching the Chrome browser:

Open a new tab /window.

Locate the colorful "waffle" in the upper left-hand corner.

Sign in with GAFE account: student ID number@student.slzusd.org

To get all the recommended apps for your group, click on the "Yes, Link Data" button and watch the apps load!


Chromebook Users:

Sign in using GAFE account:  student ID number@student.slzusd.org
Select the magnifying class on the lower left corner
The Chrome Apps launcher will populate with grade level apps.

Google Classroom

Teachers use Google Classroom to set up a class, invite students and co-teachers, and then share all class information-assignments, announcements, questions-in the class stream.

Students can find the Classroom icon in the collection of Chrome Apps or go to https://classroom.google.com and sign in using their GAFE account: student ID number@student.slzusd.org

Learn more about Google Classroom

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