Google Groups is new to Jeffco Google Apps. Many of you are starting to use it, and asking lots of questions. Since this is a "self-supported" app - here is a link to some great resources from Google.
As far as we can tell so far - a person has to "accept" an invitation to a Google Group in their jeffcoschools.us gmail account before they see the items shared with them. And that means teachers can't invite kids to Groups until Gmail is turned on for them (sometime in September).
Feel free to share ideas and tricks for using Google Groups to help manage your work and classrooms.