District going ‘Google’

In an effort to move toward a more technology-based education system, Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced the district is “going Google” — an initiative that will allow for increased shareability through devices and applications.

“The biggest difference between what we have currently and with Google is the ability to share information,” Horner said. “The other thing is the ability to have built-in classroom instructional applications.”

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, faculty, staff and students at WCS will have the ability to utilize various applications Google offers to share documents more easily, including Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Gmail and Drive. Teachers may also use the Google Play store to download educational applications available for various school subjects.

Horner said there will also be two or three social studies classes at the high school level that will be device-driven, meaning students will be able to use Google Chromebooks instead of textbooks in the classroom.

For the full story, see the Friday, June 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.