David Ross Education Trust udvikler et teknologibevidst fællesskab med Chromebooks og Google for Education

The ‘aha’ moment for us was when we held our first IT training session for teachers. Three brave 11-year-old students volunteered to conduct the training, and we were all moved by their level of confidence and authority when talking about technology. They had thought of new ways to use Google Apps that we’d never thought of before.

Guy Shearer, it-chef hos DRET

Udfordring

DRET måtte overveje, hvordan it kunne skaleres på skoler med begrænsede ressourcer. De fleste skoler, der sluttede sig til DRET, havde Windows-baserede pc'er og iPads, der var låst inde i computerlokaler. Edb blev ofte behandlet som et særskilt emne uden relation til kernepensummet, så der ikke var interesse for det blandt lærere og elever. "Udfordringen var at finde en billig løsning til at give vores studerende mere adgang til teknologi på en måde, der er en mere naturlig del af livet i klasseværelset frem for at være begrænset til computerlokaler, hvor eleverne måske tilbringer en time", siger Guy Shearer, it-chef på DRET.

Løsning

After several successful pilots, Shearer and his team began setting up Google Apps accounts and Chromebooks at schools. So far, DRET has deployed 3,000 Google Apps accounts and 500 Chromebooks at 13 schools, and plans to double this by the end of the year. The Trust are now rolling out Google Apps accounts to everyone in the DRET community.