Has Google got designs on your school?

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Today’s Guardian Link, its special supplement given over to educational technology, has my lastest report on the growing number of UK schools and universities relying on Google to manage their IT needs. I talk to several schools in the UK who are already using Google to manage their staff and pupil email accounts, as well as their internal communications and other software. Google is providing its Google Apps for free to educational establishments and its probably coming to a school near you very soon.