Athy College awarded Google for Education Reference School title.
Athy College is delighted this week to be awarded the title of Google Reference School.
This status is awarded to schools that are using Google for education tools in creative, innovative or exemplary ways. Google reference school status provides recognition of our use of technology in the classroom to positively impact the education of our students and their learning.
Athy College is the first Irish school to be awarded this title and follows many years of developing the use of the Google products in the classroom and throughout the school. They have also been delivering training days for a growing number of schools who are seeing the use of Google and Chromebooks as the ideal and cost effective method of using technology in delivering the curriculum.
“We are lucky to have a fully qualified Google Trainer on staff and very many of our staff have trained as Google Educators. At a time when remote learning may become a necessity we are comfortable that most of our staff are proficient in Google Classroom and should be able to deliver and receive material through this medium.
Most people are familiar with Google search engine, Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos but Google’s contribution to education is both enormous and exciting.
We are delighted to be recognised by Google for leading out in the use of technology in the classroom” said principal Richard Daly.