The Beginner’s Guide To Google In The Classroom

Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different solutions for different types of work. The handy infographic below takes a look at some usage statistics on Google tools in the classroom along with a few tidbits about Apps for Education if you’re not familiar with them. Keep reading to learn more. 

Do you use any of Google’s tools in your classroom (whether they’re specifically geared towards teachers, students and classrooms or not)? What are your favorites? If you could add a new Google tool to the mix, what would it be? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Google in the Classroom

  • Over 20 million students use Google Apps for Education
  • This usage represents a 100% increase in 2 years (Oct 2010-Oct 2012)
  • Over 7 million of these student users are K-12
  • 8 states have adopted Google Apps for Education statewide: Oregon, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New York
  • Oregon was the first state to offer Google Apps in the classroom – it saved the state $1.5 million per year
  • 72 of the top 100 universities use Google Apps for Education
  • 7 out of 8 Ivy League institutions use Google Apps for Education

What Are The Apps For Education?

  • Gmail
  • Calendar
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Sites
  • Vault
  • and more
Google Apps For Education

This is what “more” is

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1 Comment

  1. Anil MN

    June 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Those are some really helpful informative graphics. The way technology has taken over the education system across the world is not just heartening but motivating too! Thanks for sharing!