Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms


Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development

This is episode 56 of the TeachThought Podcast!

Drew Perkins talks with Ainsley O’Connell, Staff Writer at Fast Company, about the battle between Google, Microsoft and Apple for America’s classrooms as well as trends and challenges in the Edtech space.

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Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms

By Drew Perkins

TeachThought's Director of Professional Development, formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning after 15 years of classroom teaching. Passionate about the leading of learning through inquiry, I have been called a professional thought stretcher due to my love for questioning.

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“Microsoft has not really touched teaching and learning except kinda from a productivity standpoint” – I’m really astonished to hear an Education reporter make that statement. The OneNote Class Notebook was built *specifically* to assist with formative assessment and collaboration in mind, reflecting research by Dylan Wiliam and others. The OneNote Learning Tools was added to help users withe reading and writing and translation tools were added to Skype to assist with communication. Too often, commentators walk around with the 1990s perspective of Microsoft Office and forget about the development in the past five years; OneNote, OfficeLens, Delve — things… Read more »