June, 2018, G Suite for Education (GSfE) became available for free to homeschool co-ops. Groups may gain access to the program by receiving a code from their state’s homeschool organization, MICHN. To be eligible, co-ops must meet the eligibility criteria for the program with Google.
Eligible for G Suite for Education:
- Classical Conversations
Google requires that a co-op own a website domain for establishing a G Suite account.
Not eligible for G Suite for Education:
- Individual family (single family)
- Support Groups (just homeschool parents, doesn’t involve students)
What if I’m not eligible?
- For those that are not eligible, such as individual families, you can use your personal Google accounts to us Classroom and other products, and you can also set up accounts for your children.
2. Request Code
Fill out the MICHN Homeschool Co-op G Suite for Education Application below.
Each code must be generated individually. You should receive a code from MICHN within one week of submitting this form.
3. Sign-up with G Suite for Education and Wait for Approval
- You will receive a confirmation code and email with instructions from MICHN
- follow the instructions in the email to sign up with google.
- Google will review and complete applications on their end.
Getting started with G Suite for Education
This site houses resources to help you setup your G Suite for Education account including (but not limited to):
Quick Tips: Deploy G Suite Video (6 mins)
24/7 Support from Google for Education:
Helping hands are available around the clock so you can get the help you need, whenever you need it. Visit our G Suite Administrator Help Center for self-serve resources, or connect with a member of our Support team by clicking “Contact Us” at the top right corner of this page.
Now that you have access to G Suite for Education, it’s time to learn about the tools and how to use them in a learning environment. The Google for Education Training Center offers free training on a wide variety of topics – from general lessons (Getting familiar with Google tools for the Digital Classroom), to specific tutorials on each tool (Docs, Drive, Classroom, etc), you’ll surely find what you need.
Join this Google+ group alongside other homeschools in the US to share ideas, ask questions, and help one another.
Free Programs & Curriculum from Google for Education:
Applied Digital Skills – teach critical digital skills that have immediate, real-life application and helps students prepare for jobs.
Be Internet Awesome – teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
CS First – introduce computer science to kids (no CS experience needed)
Expeditions – a free app that brings immersive computing to schools, which brings abstract concepts to life, and gives homeschoolers a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
…and many more!
Questions about using G Suite for Education?
Send an email to [email protected]