It’s World Teachers’ Day tomorrow and that means teachers around the globe should be honored and shown the respect they truly deserve. But in this truly connected age, there should also be a big emphasis on the world part of World Teachers’ Day. Take the day as an opportunity to grow your PLN, share your insight on Twitter, or simply connect with a teacher anywhere you are.
In honor of World Teachers’ Day, Google has assembled a few key statistics that I wanted to pass along. They touted the many education products they’ve developed over the past few years (YouTube Edu, Google Apps for Education, and cost-effective Google Chromebooks … but the meat of a recent blog post by Google is in the stats.
As of today, more than 20 million students, faculty and staff worldwide use Google Apps for Education. In addition, in the last year they announced that:
- 400+ universities are posting lectures and/or full courses online using YouTube Edu
- 600,000 staff from the Philippines Department of Education will now be using Google Apps
- Universities across the continents are signing up for Apps, including schools in Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and Africa
- More than 500 schools and districts went back to school with Chromebooks this fall
- Seven of the eight Ivy League universities and 72 of this year’s top 100 U.S. universities (as determined by 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s ranking) have gone Google with Google Apps for Education
We at Edudemic wanted to join Google (and everyone else) to congratulate all the teachers around the world for doing what they’re doing. Helping you is the reason Edudemic exists and is a blast to run. Thanks and I personally hope you have a relaxing and wonderful day of celebration!