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Experts share the strategies and success of the Google suite of apps and a one-to-one initiative in schools
On March 11, eSchool News hosted a webinar on adopting one-to-one technology in schools, featuring information from Google for Education, as well as a district director of technology who testified to the success of both the Google suite of apps and a one-to-one initiative in his schools.
First, Cassie Caputo, a Google in Education team member, gave an overview of Google’s education philosophy.
“Here at Google for Education, we believe that open technology is the key to improving education,” she said. Caputo detailed the central tenets of Google’s approach, which include empowering students with digital access, giving teachers and students alike a choice of devices, allowing teamwork across multiple devices, and enabling easy device management from a single web browser for scalability.
She discussed how districts can make these changes, starting with the free conversion to the suite of Google apps.
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