At New Zealand schools, Chromebooks top the list of learning tools

New Zealand educators are changing their approach to teaching, building personalized learning pathways for every student. Technology plays a key part in this approach. New Zealand has joined the list of countries including Sweden the United States where Chromebooks are the number one device used in schools, according to analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC). Technology is transforming education across the globe, and in New Zealand schools are using digital tools to help  students learn, in the classroom and beyond like Bombay School, located in the rural foothills south of Auckland. Teachers quickly realized that since each student was empowered with a Chromebook, access to learning opportunities increased daily, inspiring students to chart new learning paths. In 2014 Bombay School seniors collectively scored in the 78th percentile for reading; in 2016, they reached nearly the 90th percentile. In the Manaiakalani Community of Learning in East Auckland, some students start school with lower achievement levels than students in other school regions. Manaiakalani chose Chromebooks to support its education program goals and manage budget challenges. By bringing Chromebooks to the Manaiakalani schools. Using G Suite for Education tools on their Chromebooks, students can work with other students, teachers, and parents on their lessons in

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Analyze your business data with Explore in Google Sheets

A few months back, we announced a new way for you to analyze data in Google Sheets using machine learning. Instead of relying on lengthy formulas to crunch your numbers, now you can use Explore in Sheets to ask questions and quickly gather insights. Check it out. Quicker data → problems solved When you have easier access to data—and can figure out what it means quickly—you can solve problems for your business faster. You might use Explore in Sheets to analyze profit from last year, or look for trends in how your customers sign up for your company’s services. Explore in Sheets can help you track down this information, and more importantly, visualize it. Getting started is easy. Just click the “Explore” button on the bottom right corner of your screen in Sheets. Type in a question about your data in the search box and Explore responds to your query. Here’s an example of how Sheets can build charts for you. Source – Google Blog Demeter ICT Co.,Ltd. One of the Biggest Google Apps for Work Partner in Thailand  092-262-6390  097-008-6314 (Sales)  support@dmit.co.th   Official LINE

Save time with Quick Access in Drive

Today, we’re launching Quick Access, which shaves 50 percent off the average time it takes to get to the right file by eliminating the need to search for it. It uses machine learning to intelligently predict the files you need before you’ve even typed anything.   Quick Access predictions are based on an understanding of your Drive activity, as well as your interaction with colleagues and your workday patterns such as recurring team meetings or regular reviews of forecasting spreadsheets. Starting today, Quick Access will be available globally for G Suite customers on Android. Give it a try, and file away the time you save for more productive activities. Source – Google Blog   Demeter ICT Co.,Ltd. One of the Biggest Google Apps for Work Partner in Thailand  092-262-6390  097-008-6314 (Sales)  support@dmit.co.th   Official LINE

Google’s Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers

According to the app’s added “What’s New” text on the App Store, Google will now show you searches that are “trending around you” when you tap into the search box to start a search. It’s also showing Instant Answers as you type, meaning you can ask questions or get quick information before you even press the search button. Now, the Trending Searches have blue, rounded ‘climbing arrow’ icons next to them, which makes these trends easier to differentiate from your own search history, as compared with the gray icons on a white background when the feature first launched last year. Though the update claims the Trends are related to what’s happening around you, they don’t seem to be all that local. Instead, today’s list points to general U.S. trends, like the upcoming iPhone event, Big Brother spoilers, and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latté, among other things. (Wow, that’s America in a nutshell, huh?) In addition, the search feature itself has gotten a little smarter, as it can now answer questions as you type out your search query – even if you typo. For example, Google suggests, if you typed “goog stock” or “how tall is the Eiffel Tower,” the answer would

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