Finally, at Okayama Prefectural Hayashino High School, which realized an environment for each person by Chromebook ahead of 2017, images closely related to the daily lives of two male and female students were shown. In addition to classes and after-school tasks, female students learning CCNA certification also using Chromebooks to present to students of other grades and residents. It was fun to go. ”
In addition, boys can record the behavior of baseball as a video and review it by themselves or share it with other students to exchange opinions, and there are various ways to use it inside and outside the class of CCNA certification. At the end of the video, the two talked about their dreams for the future, “I want to be an English teacher” and “I want to be a civil servant who can contribute to the community.”
Mr. Miller pointed out two important points in the case of Hayashino High School. The first is that “ICT terminals are not the main players.” The appearance of using ICT terminals only when necessary, such as stationery, embodies the learning that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology is aiming for in the GIGA school concept.
The second is that “students are living happily in school.” Each student has a life goal, and the Chromebook is used as part of the school life to achieve it.
The world is paying attention to Japan’s educational reform
Currently, 150 million users worldwide use Google Classroom. In 2021, the Chromebook became the most adopted device in the global education market, boasting a 40% share of the Japanese education market.
According to Mr. Miller, the large-scale efforts to distribute ICT terminals and accounts to children and students nationwide are rare examples in the world and are attracting attention from other countries.
In the Asia-Pacific region where Mr. Miller is in charge, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, etc. are proceeding with a plan to develop a terminal for each person, and South Korea is a large-scale educational reform plan “Green Smart School” including a terminal for each person. “announced. The promotion of Japan’s GIGA school concept has had a great impact on these countries.
The future that Google for Education is aiming for
What steps is Google for Education in CCNA training taking next with the GIGA school concept, which is attracting worldwide attention? Mr. Miller said, “The GIGA school concept should not be just about distributing terminals and accounts,” and introduced an interview video with Mr. Tatsuya Horita, a professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University.
Mr. Hotta said, “From the stage where you can perform basic operations on ICT terminals, you will enter the stage where children use their ICT skills to decide for themselves, ‘Let’s do this next time.'” Explain the appearance of learning. Miller said it was important for the children to determine the method that was right for them to solve the problem, and for the teacher to ask the children questions and guide them.