San Diego Unified School District and Google Announces Classroom Innovation Campaign

The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has partnered with Google on a mission to streamline online collaboration between students and teachers in the district.

Google Chief Educational Evangelist Jaime Casap started a two-day tour through San Diego schools on Thursday morning, sharing news and gaining feedback from students, parents and educators.

After hosting three events on Thursday, Casap’s last stop will be at the Innovation Center at Crawford High School in El Cerrito on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Casap and SDUSD Chief Innovation Officer Dan Stoneman will be demonstrating the use of Chromebooks in local schools.

The school district recently deployed 47,000 Google Chromebook devices throughout its schools, and in some cases allows students to take the laptops home at the end of the day.

Casap’s first Thursday stop was Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School in North Clairemont where he discussed the partnership with district principals and technology teams. Attendees also heard from SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten and Stoneman.

Later in the afternoon, Casap and SDUSD Executive Director of Information Technology Greg Ottinger hosted a Twitter Town Hall at Madison High School in North Clairemont and discussed district innovation and technology. You can follow up on the conversation by searching #loveSDSchools on Twitter.

To close the day, Casap and IB Steam Magnet Jefferson Elementary School in North Park invited parents and students to campus for an open house. Parents got a change to test Google Apps and Chromebooks for themselves and experience how the tools facilitate learning in the classroom.

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