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Hwb & Google for Education



Hwb is a digital learning platform that allows pupils and teachers in Wales greater access to online resources. It allows users to access and share information from any internet-enabled device. The Hwb platform is managed and operated by the Welsh Government.


Via the Hwb platform, users have access to a wide range of online learning environments such as;

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Outlook Email
  • OneDrive (cloud-based storage)
  • Just 2 Easy (j2e)
  • Google for Education
  • Google Classroom 
  • Google Drive (cloud-based storage)

and many other relevant educational tools and resources!


Welsh Government has made these additional services available to help children to access educational resources.


At Ysgol Gronant, we use Hwb and it's additional services to develop our Literacy and Numeracy skills, along with our Digital skills. 




What is J2e?



These are just a few examples of what j2e can offer in terms of digital learning tools!


  • My files = Cloud storage and Just2easy files
  • j2office = Easy to use office tools for education (Writer, Spreadsheet and Present)
  • jit5 = Simple tools for young learners (write, paint, animate, pictogram...)
  • j2data = Data handling, resources and tools
  • jcode = Learn to code, resources and tools
  • j2blast = Improve your times tables and division
  • j2spotlight = Create stop frame animations


What is available from Office 365?

Office 365


Provides FREE access to the much used Microsoft Office tools!


  • Outlook = Email
  • OneDrive = Online Storage
  • Word = Writing 
  • Excel = Databases
  • Powerpoint = Presentations
  • OneNote = Digital Notebook
  • Sway = Reports, Presentations and Newsletters

What does Google for Education offer?

Google for Education


Provides FREE access to the much used Google tools!

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Meet
  • Google Sites


and many more wonderful apps and tools!

A wide range of resources can be accessed to support learning, including Encyclopaedia Britannica.

There is also an Online Safety area with guidance for Learners, Parents and Guardians, and for Schools.