Google in Education
In the last few years, the debate in education has moved from a discussion over whether technology should be used in schools, to a conversation that centers on how to use technology in education. Educational institutions around the world are starting to recognize the power and potential technology can have on enabling and supporting new learning models in education. With technology and the web, students can discover a world of information, collaborate in real-time with teachers and each other, and have access to millions of online educational resources, videos, and content.
At Google, we believe in open technology to improve learning for everyone, everywhere. As the role of technology expands in education, it has to be affordable and scalable. Schools do not have the time and resources to devote to maintenance, upgrades, and ongoing IT support. We believe technology should be easy to use, maintain, and support. Teachers should use technology to teach, not teach technology. We want to bring innovative technology into the classroom to enhance the educational experience for students and teachers alike. That’s why we have created products and tools that help teachers transform the classroom and help students always keep learning. #
Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education. He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models. You can follow Jaime on Google+ at +Jaime Casap and Twitter @jcasap.