最近，新加坡教育部(教育部)采取了谷歌应用教育版在小学和中学的做法，本文旨在探究谷歌应用在教育工作者中是否能真正使教师成为更好的沟通和协作工具。本研究从技术教学内容知识框架(TPCK)的概念出发，对教师之间复杂的技术关系、内容和教学方法之间的关系进行深入的理解。考虑到21世纪有多少技术在发展，建立一种协作和交互的交流形式将使学生能够更有效地学习并打破沟通障碍。研究结果表明，如果教师能够正确、有意义地考虑教师为学生提供的功能、教学方法和内容，那么使用谷歌应用程序为教师提供了好处。谷歌应用教育版是一套完整的解决方案，有协作工具和通信工具。如果不使用复杂的软件和硬件，谷歌应用程序可以通过使用电子邮件地址和密码来登录浏览器。(Educause Learning Initiative, 2008)谷歌应用教育版提供了一些选项，如协作工具，供学生和教师编辑、评论和共享文件(Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, 2009)。在教育背景下，学生和老师互相合作似乎是很理想的，这将鼓励一个健康的学习环境。
Following the recent move by the Ministry of Education(MOE) in Singapore to adopt Google Apps Education Edition in both primary and secondary schools, this paper aims to look into whether the use of Google Apps for educators would actually benefit teachers as a better form of communication and collaboration tool. The research is drawn upon concepts from the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework (TPCK) to develop a deeper understanding between the complex relationship of technology, the content and pedagogy among teachers. Considering how much technology is evolving in the 21st century, building a collaborative and interactive form of communication would allow students to learn more effectively and break the communication barrier. Findings suggest that the use of Google Apps for Educators provide benefits to teachers if they're used correctly and meaningfully considering the functions, teaching methods and contents that the teachers are delivering to the students.Google Apps Education Edition is a set of complete solution with both collaboration tools and communication tools. Without the use of complicated software and hardware, Google Apps work through the idea of using a browser to login using an email address and password. (Educause Learning Initiative, 2008) Google Apps Education Edition provides options such as collaborative tools, for students and teachers to edit, comment and share documents among each other (Ina Blau, Avner Caspi, 2009). In an education context, it would seem ideal for students and teachers to collaborate with each other, which would encourage a healthy learning environment.