Google Apps for Education is quickly gaining traction because connectivity is now an essential part of everyday learning. Students and teachers can easily collaborate in real time through a web application and the vast majority are already familiar with Google and Gmail. This means adoption to these tools is fairly seamless. Kids are literally growing up on Google. The Growth of Google Apps for Education Infographic shows how widespread Google Apps for Education really are and how schools are adopting Google.
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