Offering access to a vast supply of curated educational apps, Google Play for Education is an invaluable resource for K–12 teachers and students. But in order for them to benefit, school districts must supply the right tools.
In the webinar “Getting Started with Google Play for Education,” EdTech asks four K–12 educators why and how they chose the technology used in their schools.
Bobby Lehman, an educational technology specialist with the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, said that after much research, his school system adopted a combination of Google Chromebooks and Nexus 7 tablets. Beth Mossholder and Julie Stewart use the same mix of devices at Colorado’s Challenge to Excellence Charter School, which offers a one-to-one ratio of Chromebooks to students in grades 3 through 8, a one-to-one ratio of Nexus 7 tablets in grade 2 and a one-to-two ratio of Nexus 7 tablets in kindergarten and grade 1.
Jeremy Pearson, supervisor of IT for the Fort Dodge Community School District in Iowa, said educators there rolled out 1,000 Chromebooks, 2,000 PCs and 200 tablets districtwide. Fort Dodge supports nearly 3,500 K–12 students across seven schools.
See how panelists’ figures match up against K–12 tech usage nationwide, then register for the free recorded webinar to find out how they’re leveraging mobile devices and Google Play for Education in the classroom.