After the relaxing holiday period comes January – a month for new beginnings and planning for the year ahead. For educators, the place to be this month is at BETT, the world’s largest education technology conference. BETT is expected to draw over 35,000 attendees, including Ministers of Education, headteachers, educators and technology specialists in the education space. BETT is the home of technology in education, where innovative technology and thinking help to make learning accessible and fun for everyone.

For the fifth year running, Google will be participating at BETT, kicking off this Wednesday at ExCel London. We look forward to speaking at the BETT arena about our vision for the future of education and what role technology should play. We also have a much-anticipated launch announcement to make for the UK.

We invite you to join us at our Google for Education stand at BETT, located at site E240. Here we will be hosting presentations from inspiring educators – such as Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) – who have recently updated their technology solution. By Going Google, the Trust has managed to resolve a number of IT issues and save an estimated £7.7m over the course of five years.
Academies Enterprise Trust has made huge savings using Chromebooks
“We did not anticipate just how easy it would be to make the switch or just how many opportunities the move to Google Apps would provide. In addition to enhancing our students’ education, we are also able to manage the devices they are using in a much easier way.” - Chris Meaney, Director of ICT at Academies Enterprise Trust.

The Google for Education stand will showcase the full range of devices for all visitors to experience first hand. There will be product demonstrations, along with talks at our on-site teaching theatre, (schedule here) where educators will share their experiences of using Google tools for teaching and learning.

For those not at BETT, school leaders can learn more about Chromebooks for Education by visiting our website.