September 30 2014

Google Searches for Knowledge at Burlington Schools


Everyone goes to Google to search for knowledge, information and entertainment. But where does Google go when it wants to learn something? Well, on Tuesday it came to Burlington Public Schools. 


According to a post on the Burlington High School Help Desk blog, written by Instructional Tech Specialist/Mobile Learning Coach Jennifer Scheffer, 11 engineers from the Google office in Cambridge visited the school. The purpose, she said, was to observe teacher instructional strategies and “and learn more about how Google products and services can be used to enhance teaching and learning.”


The engineers visited approximately 18 classrooms in the elementary, middle and high school levels. They also held a round table discussion with students and teachers later in the day. 


“During their stay, the Googlers were able to gather a tremendous amount feedback from both students, teachers, and instructional technology specialists, on how they can improve their education products and services,” Scheffer wrote. “Teachers and students shared their ideas on specific ways Google apps could be enhanced to impact teaching and learning.” 


“It was very exciting to hear students provide Google engineers with feedback on products including Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Classroom, Hangouts and more,” Scheffer added. 


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