On Friday 2 September Havant Sixth Form College celebrated Going Google at its fantastic interactive Launch Event.
Havant Sixth Form College has embraced the exciting world of Google Apps for Education for the classroom. These tools enable our students to share and learn interactively in the cloud. Google Classroom is enabling our students to learn anytime, anywhere, using any device!
The event took place in the new Study Central facility. This is a brand new area for September 2016 in conjunction with the College’s Going Google launch. It is divided into a range of study zones to suit all learning needs - students can use their own devices, relax on the sofas in the chill out zone, work in the silent study booths or collaborate on group projects in the Group Study zone. Networked computers are also available on the open access area.
At the launch event, the College showcased its Google journey to senior leaders and careers advisers from partner schools, key stakeholders including the Mayor of Havant and student competition winners and their parents. Guests had the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers James Leonard, UK Regional Manager for Google for Education, Luke Fieldhouse, Specialist for Dell and Roger Slade, Google Account Manager for GETECH on the future of digital learning, use new technology in interactive workshops - including the brand new Google Expeditions demonstration - and meet with the College’s teachers to discover how Google for Education is embedded throughout the curriculum.
Guests also congratulated our Chromebook Competition Winners who collected their Chromebook prize from Google’s James Leonard. James also announced an additional prize for the students on the day - a trip to Google London Headquarters for a tour and interactive digital workshops!
The College has also been working with Alan Mak, MP on the project - highlighting the advantages of Google for Education digital learning to schools in the local area.
The College anticipates that this innovation will be a step change in how our students learn in the future: working with others is a key dynamic to new learning.
Suki Dhesi, Deputy Principal, Havant Sixth Form College:
‘It was wonderful to celebrate this transformational approach to digital learning with our guests at the event. Our students are spending more time collaborating and preparing for their lessons than before we started our Going Google initiative; analysis of our mock exam grades shows indicates that this ‘flipped learning’ has led to excellent outcomes on A Level results day this August’.
James Leonard, UK Regional Manager, Google for Education:
“We are excited to participate in the launch event and to witness Havant Sixth Form College's continued progress. We will continue to support Havant's students, faculty, and administration as they integrate Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education into classrooms.”
Roger Slade, Google Account Manager, GETECH:
“Getech were delighted the launch event was such a great success. Seeing so many proud students and parents as they were awarded their Chromebooks was wonderful. Hearing directly from Google about their vision for Education was I'm sure inspiring to all. Getech have been working with Havant Sixth Form college for over 18 months. As a Google for Education Premier Partner we have been able to use our expert knowledge to help the college achieve their vision of 'Going Google'. Getech look forward to growing this relationship with Havant Sixth Form College and surrounding schools in the years to come.”
We have had a fantastic response and uptake to the Chromebook scheme with our students for September 2016. There is still time to enrol at the College and join us on this exciting journey of digital learning!
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