“Google for Education” pilot program at Vinschool pays off
A ceremony has been held recently in Ho Chi Minh City to wrap up the pilot program of “Google for Education”, which aims to create a premise for Vinschool to continue to increase the application of technology in education (EdTech) to enhance the quality of teaching and learning activities for students and teachers. The program […]
A ceremony has been held recently in Ho Chi Minh City to wrap up the pilot program of “Google for Education”, which aims to create a premise for Vinschool to continue to increase the application of technology in education (EdTech) to enhance the quality of teaching and learning activities for students and teachers. The program is jointly organised by Vinschool Golden River School, Google, Samsung, Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES), and AI Education.
At the ceremony, Ms. Wendy Marie Parry- Principal of Vinschool Golden River highlights the initial successes of the program in giving positive experiences for students and teachers of Vinschool during their learning and teaching activities.
“This project has enabled our teachers to develop their effective digital pedagogical practice and further improve their ability to plan and use technology in the classroom. The result of which provides students with a greater level of engagement and creates an opportunity for them to take ownership of their own learning,” said Wendy Parry.
From the beginning of January to the end of May, a group of 20 teachers and 90 Sixth graders at Vinschool Golden River used Samsung Galaxy Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education as their main tools for teaching and learning activities. During the learning process, students have the opportunity to self-learn, explore and research more information. This helps students increase their reading, comprehension, and information selection skills as well as retain information longer, and understand broader and deeper about a concept or a subject when they do a project, or learn transdisciplinary subjects such as STEAM.
After 5 months of piloting, the research team from VNIES has announced the results of the program. The researcher, Dr. Dang Xuan Cuong proudly shares: “Google Workspace for Education positively enhanced students’ learning experiences by helping them explore their interested topics, interact with peers, and enhanced their awareness of using the Internet safely and effectively.”
Bảo Trúc – Vinschool grade 6A1 adds “This project has helped me learn better and be less distracted in class. Technology helps me find information that I have not known and helps me contact friends.”
As the success of the program has brought many new experiences in teaching and learning for teachers and students of Vinschool, Mr. Nguyen Quang Long- Head of IT & Mobile B2B at Samsung Vietnam says: “Technology is meaningless without users. In Vietnam, Vinschool Golden River is the first school that uses Chromebooks and is the pioneer in Edtech. Samsung will continue to serve Vinschool as our priority and to always make Vinschool teachers and students happy users”.
With the active and enthusiastic participation of Vinschool teachers and their readiness to adopt technology as their primary teaching tool, Vinschool Golden River and the Vinschool system will continue to incorporate technology into the classroom to strengthen digital transformation at Vinschool in the near future.