Empowering Students With Project-Based Learning and Google Tablets

Education Week Webinar:

In this webinar, you'll hear how St. Albans City School is empowering students by putting Google tools into their hands to improve their community. Students are engaging with the local community to improve the region's trail systems, while reducing the unfiltered phosphates that run off the trails and negatively impact Lake Champlain. Students are directly applying principles contained in the Next Generation Science Standards for schools. Tune in for the details of this learning project and how educators are transforming teaching & learning through some of these Google tools.

Starting in the middle of the 2013-2014 school year, St. Albans City School-a preK-8 building made up of approximately 700 students and 150 staff members-began a pilot program with 30 Android tablets and Google Play for Education. They procured affordable Nexus 7 tablets, with accurate GPS, quality cameras, and easy Google Apps integration and implemented a successful program schoolwide.

Matt Allen, innovation specialist, St. Albans City School, St. Albans, Vt.

Laura Eichorn, 7th and 8th grade teacher, St. Albans City School, St. Albans, Vt.

Val Loucy, 7th and 8th grade teacher, St. Albans City School, St. Albans, Vt.

This webinar will be moderated by Devin Sandoz, product marketing manager, Google Play for Education