Kitted out with a sound system, ultra-fast wireless broadband Internet, smart TVs and Chromecasts, Eduardo Gomide describes the space as “A collaborative learning centre where students of all ages come to read, learn and share using technology in a specially designed environment,” and one that is a logical progression.
In a blog post, the CEO of Foreducation — an organisation created to deploy and manage the use of Google technology in the classroom — explains how the space came about as a logical next step: teachers and administrators at the school were already using a host of Google’s products to make their lessons more innovative and inclusive.
He also notes that by bringing apps and interfaces into the classroom that students are not only already familiar with, but also use every day at home, interaction and results have improved.
“The biggest impact of going Google is the new level of enthusiasm students bring to the classroom.
“When students are more engaged, they learn better — our kids have proven that to us. Creating a learning environment in which students are truly engaged with technology distinguishes Mater Dei as what we like to think of as a school of the future,” he writes.