Schedule the Google Apps Education Exam
To move forward with this exam you can take it right now, online through the Google Certification Center: http://google.starttest.com/. This exam will cost you $15 and it's one of the six exams you'll have to pass as part of the Google Education Certification program. If you start the process, you'll need to pass all six of the exams within 60 days of when you start your first exam.
Once you purchase the exam you'll have 48 hours to complete the test. This means start and finish the test; not 48 hours to examine each question and sweat each answer. Once you start the exam you'll actually have just 90 minutes to answer 60 questions. Of the 60 questions you'll need to answer 80 percent correctly in order to pass.
While Miss Basham might frown at the idea of giving up her giant bulletin board calendar, she might be impressed with the shared calendars, scheduling, and communication Google brings to the classroom. She might also be impressed with cost of Google Apps for Schoolsit's free.