I am a high school English teacher who is considering requiring my students to sign up for a gmail account in the Fall. In doing so, I would also require that my students access Blogger (as a reading journal where I would provide prompts), Google Sites (in lieu of WikiSpaces), Google Calendar (where they can access homework assignments), Google Chat (for collaboration and homework help outside of class), and Google Docs (for peer editing and for me to provide extra help outside of class). I kind of see Google a one stop shop for anything and everything I want students to do. Has anyone tried this in their classroom? Can you foresee any conflicts of interest maybe with privacy issues or parents? I'd love to hear any feedback anyone might have positive or negative.