The Chrome age: Google goes back to school

Google now dominates US classrooms and some expect it will repeat the trick here. But Dan Watson finds that the global tech giant won’t necessarily be able to get into UK schools as easily

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Take a look around your classroom. Would you say it has been “googlified” yet?

If it hasn’t been, there’s a good chance it soon will be. Google has already conquered classrooms in the US. From almost no education footprint less than a decade ago, it is estimated that almost half the devices now shipped to American schools are Google Chromebooks and half of children in schools now use Google apps: predominantly its G Suite for Education tools, including Gmail, Drive and Docs, but also its Classroom tool that has feedback and homework applications. Now, tech experts and teachers think it could ...

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