Apps that are changing the world of schools
The world is changing faster than ever – and so is education and our approach to teaching. Pencils and paper are replaced by keys and touch technology. But as the classroom moves into the digital age, tools and resources are needed to facilitate and create the conditions for the school of the future. It is at the crossroads between classical pedagogy and modern technology that the magic happens. And that’s where we at Trelson thrive best and can make the biggest difference.
“To simplify the daily lives of both educators and students, we have created a range of apps that match the needs of today’s digital educators.”
Trelson is run by Online Partner, a Nordic knowledge and market-leading Google partner that drives the development of apps and digital tools for Google schools. Back in 2016, we were commissioned by the City of Gothenburg, Sweden, to develop a digital solution for how the municipality’s schools would be able to implement digital tests in the future. The solution would not require any major training of either teacher or student, be cost-effective and ideally work directly through the browser.
We took up the challenge and launched Trelson Assessment – a Google for Education extension that allows teachers to easily create, administer and assess digital tests in a secure and controlled environment. The solution was a success and has now spread to hundreds of thousands of active school users. But our curiosity didn’t stop there. With the future needs and challenges of the school community at heart, we want to be part of the journey and support its digital transformation. That’s why we continue to develop apps and tools that make life easier for teachers, administrators and students – worldwide.
Education for everyone
The digital possibilities for tomorrow’s schools are endless. Children and young people have different ways of absorbing instructions and learning materials, but with the right digital tools, the future of school can be brighter for everyone. At Trelson, we have taken note of the UN’s global education goal 4:5 where we want to contribute to a more equal education. Extended testing time, spell-checking, text-to-speech, speech-to-text and dyslexia fonts – by creating better conditions for people with literacy difficulties, we help to close the knowledge gap in the classroom.
Saves thousands of trees annually
A big advantage of digital tests is that they are digital. Every year hundreds of thousands of homework questions, diagnostic tasks and tests are performed in Trelson Assessment – tests that would normally have been printed out on millions of pieces of paper and then thrown away. In a world of limited resources, we must work together to save wherever we can so that the next generation can enjoy deep forests and rich nature. This work is in line with UN Global Goal 12:2 to make the best use of raw materials and minimize the unnecessary use of natural resources. Going fully digital therefore brings great benefits to nature and is a natural path for the sustainable schools of the future.
Want to know more?
Do you work at a Google school and are interested in how our solutions can change your everyday life? Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.