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This Friday, October 5 marks World Teachers' Day. It's the day to not only thank your teachers (whatever grade level) for how far you've come, it's also time to mark the connection between students and teachers - according to Google.
In a blog post on the official Google blog, Google offers up a few ways that it has helped foster education. These include Youtube (for video lessons), a Google Apps for education, and the inexpensive Google Chromebooks.
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Google has even taken to putting a few teachers up on their Google+ in Education page, which highlights ways teachers have used Google to connect with their students.
Some of the posts read:
"Xavier College Prep World History teacher Ms. Nunez had to miss class during the critical review week before final exams. She turned to Google to connect with her students even while she was away."
"Ms. Kornowski has always focussed on building relationships with students in order to provide them with a better school experience. But with Google Forms she has been able to connect with students even more effectively."
The blog post also states that over 400 universities worldwide have posted their lectures and lessons online using Youtube Edu. Seven Ivy League schools have started using Google Apps. In addition, around 600,000 staff members from the Philippine education system will also be utilizing Google Apps to reach their students, and that more than 500 schools worldwide went back to school using Google Chromebooks this fall.
If the numbers are right, and the impact can be felt, then Google (along with its intuitive search engine) is doing its part to foster education - something more tech companies can learn to do.