As a brief overview, here's a GAFE video you can check out:
Especially when it comes to students, having email and access to Google Drive is going to be empowering. Collaborative efforts are going to skyrocket (as long as our PD pushes it to do so!) and the work that students are going to produce is going to be amazing.
As tech integration specialists, we really have to support our educators who are just starting out to those who have been using these Google Apps for years. We always have EdTech best practices in mind and want to make sure that we are steering our teachers into using long-lasting practices that, even if the technology changes, the ideas behind them do not.
With that being said, we are currently putting together videos for our teachers to view as well as professional development to walk them through the GAFE basics. There are always three sets of tech educator stages: Introductory, Advanced and Guru status with a few outliers. We will be able to plan training that allows the teacher to pick where they feel they would be fit in. Our goal is have everyone to the Guru stage in a couple years :)