[Infographic] Various Education Initiatives by Google


Various Education Initiatives by Google

“Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” — Page and Brin

The founding fathers: Their education
Page grew up in East Lansing: parents were both computer experts
• Graduate of East Lansing (Michigan) High School
• Undergraduate at U. of Michigan

Brin: born in Moscow, Russia. Came to U.S. in 1979. Son of a mathematician.
• Graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland.
• Undergraduate at U. of Maryland

1995: Page and Brin met at Stanford.
BackRub: Their first collaboration, in 1996, a search engine. It operates on Stanford servers.
1997: Page and Brin registered Google.com as a domain on Sept. 15.
They named it Google, a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Google’s education initiatives focus on:
• Making learning magical for students
• Empowering innovative communities
• Building a foundation of technology and access

Google’s Education Initiatives:
• Google Code in
• CAPE: Computer and Programming Experience (cultivating the next generation of computer scientists)
• LEAD Computer Science Institute (Programs for high achieving minorities)
• App Inventor (allows students to build their own Apps)
• Google Science Fair (International competition)
• You Tube Space Lab (conducting student science experiments in space)
• RISE and Trailblazer awards (Roots in Science and Engineering awards secondary and college students to foster interest in those subjects)
• Doodle 4 Google (Students design Google’s homepage logo)
Internships:
• Google’s Summer of Code
• Computer Science Summer Institute
• Android Camp

The impact of Google education (in one year, 2011)

1 billion: downloads of Google Earth
$20 million: funding awarded by Google to science, tech, engineering and math groups
10,000+: applications for the Google Science Fair
5,097: Alumni of Google’s Summer of Code program
15 million: number of Google Apps used by Education users
146: number of countries in which Google’s Apps for Education is used
45: States and provinces with SketchUp Pro grants
12,000 +: Students visited by Googlers in the school visit program
107,000: Doodle 4 Google competition entries
$8.8 million: value of scholarships granted to 2,100 university students
100 million +: number of views of Khan Academy video lessons on YouTube
500,000+: videos in YouTube EDU
15 million +: Volumes scanned in Google Books (An estimated 10% of the books printed since the Gutenberg Bible

Programs for Developing Student Potential
• Online Marketing Challenge (student teams develop online marketing strategies for real businesses)
• Zeitgeist Young Minds (worldwide competition for 18-24 year olds)
• Making a world class education available to everyone around the world: Google supports Khan University, an online university

Bringing Technology into the Classroom through…
• Chromebooks
• Time range tools
• Google Scholar (makes a broad range of academic research accessible to a global audience)
• Google Earth
• Google SketchUp
• You Tube videos
• Google Apps for Education (another plus: cost is O)

5 Ways Google Glasses could change education (once available to general public…right now, costs $1,500 to developers)

FACT: Glasses will enable users to get real-time information about the places, people, and objects around them, right on the lens of the glasses
• A new way to implement Education Apps
• Disruptive technology could get more disruptive
• Memorization will take a backseat to problem solving and complex thinking
• Traditional textbooks could be replaced
• Classes can take place…anywhere

Chrome Apps for students with special needs
• Chrome Toolbox.com
• Special needs Apps in the Android market
• Voice4U ($26.99)
• Tap to Talk ($99.95 per year per child)
• JABtalk ($9.99)
• Model Me Going Places (free)
• Behavior Tracker Pro ($29.99)

Education for veterans (2013)
• $2.3 million: Google Global Impact Award to:
• Institute for Veterans and Military Families
• The Posse Foundation
• Student Veterans of America
• Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Their task: Analyze veterans’ education to identify which programs, services and policies are most effective at helping veterans graduate. Further funding will follow.

Google vs. Apple (and others): who spends the most (in billions) on Research and Development 
• $9.4: Microsoft
• $8.4: Intel
• $6.3: IBM
• $5.6: Cisco
• $5.2: Google
• $4.4: Oracle
• $2.6: Apple

On the downside…
Is Google Making Us Stupid?: Google is changing our brains
• A Columbia University study has found that Google and other search engines are literally changing the way our brains process and retain information.
• The study says rather than remembering things, we now simply retain the knowledge of how to find the information we need when we need it.

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