An extensive integration Sycamore has built allows schools using Google Apps for Education to be able to utilize those tools within Sycamore’s school management system. Sycamore prides itself on offering as many technology-related resources as possible in the classroom, and with GAFE (Google Apps for Education), those resources are only expanded. Schools using Sycamore now have the ability to share, collaborate, and engage in the academic process in a way that was not possible before the integration. This is in large part due to Sycamore having the highest integration with GAFE possible by a school management system, so schools have the tools and resources to significantly improve the value of teaching and education.
Some features Sycamore offers through Google include: Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Classroom, Google Docs, etc. While every tool and feature is important, schools have gravitated towards Google accounts being created and synced within Sycamore. This way, schools save time by accessing their accounts and Gmail without having to leave the Sycamore web-based system. Another popular aspect of GAFE is Google Classroom. This feature allows teachers to create, collect, grade, and return assignments. Google Classrooms can also be set up and connected within Sycamore by using classes and class rosters. Any Google Classroom previously created can be synced so that it is readily available for students in the Sycamore classroom page.
Sycamore provides a variety of features that are standard for most school managements systems. With over 300 total features, Sycamore has an abundance of resources schools can use to improve education through the web-based system. The main Sycamore features include:
- Report Cards
- Admission Portal
- Discipline Tracking
- Classroom Management
- Financial Manager
- Childcare Manager