The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to expand the Google Classroom project to all schools under its jurisdiction within the next three years.
The project, which has been successfully trialed at Thainiyomsongkroa School, provides students with refurbished laptops equipped with Google Classroom, a free application that allows for online collaboration between teachers and students.
The BMA has accepted the donation of used notebooks, which are then refurbished and distributed to students. These laptops rely heavily on cloud computing, allowing for a wider range of tasks while reducing hardware costs. The project also includes teacher training. The initiative aims to provide innovative educational possibilities for students while protecting them from inappropriate websites and online information. Positive feedback from students has led to plans for implementation in all 437 schools under the BMA’s administration by 2026.