Brief recap of the eSchool News webinar, “Going 1:1 with Google in Education at Hillsborough Township Public Schools”


Did you know that Google can help your school or district improve learning so students will be more marketable in the workforce?

On Dec. 3, eSchool News hosted an engaging webinar featuring Kristin Kahlich, a Google Education team member, and Joel Handler, director of technology for the Hillsborough School Township Public Schools in New Jersey.

Listen to the entire webinar here.

Kahlich offered tips on how Google can help schools by not only providing students with an edge, but by preparing them for job opportunities that have yet to be created.

The conventional way of learning is changing and children need to be taught with new tools to communicate, participate, and experience the world. Did you know that there are more than 30 million Google Apps for education found in more than 30 countries?

Kahlich says that technology has changed the way we learn with Google Apps, easy-to-manage web-based computer Chromebooks, and Google+ Hangouts. Google Apps are free and have no ads. According to Kahlich, when a school goes “Google,” it adopts a culture of openness, curiosity, and collaboration. Google provides the tools to help students discover infinite resources, and schools benefit with this affordable, scalable technology.

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