Impact Portraits Present Google Education Success Stories in Schools

This week, Google released the results of a study conducted by Evergreen Education Group regarding the impact of Google technologies in the classroom. During a sixteen-month period, over 100 educational leaders in six countries participated. The results of the study are relevant in Barrington 220 since our district uses many of Google’s apps, now collectively known as G Suite for Education.

Among the findings of the study, researchers found that “when considered alone, technology equals nothing. Technology is a tool that can be used well, or it can be used poorly.” However, when technology is combined with the four key factors of Planning, Professional learning, Patience, and Support, it can help schools flourish (Watson & Pape, 2016).

In addition, researchers noted a theme apparent here in Barrington 220: “When educators speak of their success, they rarely lead with technology. Instead they talk about personalization, student engagement, and the role of teachers—all of these supported by technology” (Watson & Pape, 2016).

To read an extended version of the results, visit Google’s Education blog. For additional findings and to hear the stories from other schools and districts, visit g.co/EduImpact.


Reference

Watson, J. and Pape, L. (2016). Impact portraits: Success stories with Google for Education. Retrieved from https://blog.google/topics/education/impact-portraits-success-stories-google-education/

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