I really needed to take this class earlier as it would have saved me some time, helped me communicate more effectively with parents and disperse information more efficiently.
Typically there are many groups I email and each time I would individually input the emails or look for an email I sent earlier to the group but had I used Contacts, I could have certainly saved a lot of time.
With working with many Latinos/Hispanics, I had to call a translator if I had a meeting which would limit my communication due to parents not speaking English and me not speaking Spanish. Gmail Labs allows communication with parents in different languages and would have allowed me a lot more communication with families.
I also like the idea of reminders to students in a classroom group to disperse information to students about ACT/SAT/ASVAB/PSAT/Scholarship Info. etc.