Friday, August 22, 2014

From Today in Costa Rica

http://www.diarioextra.com/Dnew/noticiaDetalle/239152

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Google intends to take lessons in MEP Home

Schoogle Project could enter the classroom

 
"We want to help reduce the carbon footprint; by lowering trafficking towards education centers or expenditures made in a classroom or class, with air conditioning, computers and lights for education, what Google did was achieve 98% reduction in the impact This index, "Murray said.
Tuesday August 19, 2014
By: Johanna Castillo Mora
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The technology giant has its eye on Costa Rica, specifically in their natural wealth and education. Andrew Greig, of Google Apps, and Gerald Murray, PR manager for Android, met with the Minister of Education, Sonia Marta Mora, to propose the lessons at home and lower the carbon making the move to the school, all Schoogle this through.

"We want to help reduce the carbon footprint; by lowering trafficking towards education centers or expenditures made in a classroom or class, with air conditioning, computers and lights for education, what Google did was achieve 98% reduction in the impact This index, "Murray said. According to Greig, the application is free and can be implemented in public and private schools. Besides protecting the environment, "the years of education will drop from 16 to 13" numbers that countries already joined this initiative.

Meanwhile, Mora gives nod to this first meeting they had with Google, as this would help keep students in schools, lowering the dropout rate and the possibility that, for reasons of force majeure, can not attend classes.

"In Costa Rica we are struggling to keep children and young people in schools. What I find very encouraging is that these options so that, for health reasons, if they can not attend school, participate with cloud services and innovations they are doing and keep in touch with their lessons and doing homework "said the Minister.

Google and MEP began talks and expect a second meeting and put proposals for the initiative. For now there are only three schools with this application, the names are still unknown.