Google’s search itself is an incredible educational tool. However, beyond search, Google is investing heavily in designing digital education tools that can provide an inexpensive and high-quality education to people around the world.

Their Chromebooks have brought down the cost of an Internet-connected PC below $200. The $35 Aakash Tablet that runs on Android is now helping rural children across India plug into the Internet and learn online for the first time.

I created this slideshow to explore some of the tools Google has created that are shaping the future education.

10 Google Tools Shaping The Future of Education

By Kyle Pearce

The future of education will be interactive and online. Explore these great Google tools and see how you can use them for your own self-education. 

  • Google Trends Visualizer

    By Kyle Pearce

    Explore the Hive Mind and see beautiful visual layouts of real-time search trends happening in your area and around the world.

  • Google Public Data Explorer

    By Kyle Pearce

    Search public databases around the world to learn more about different societies and find accurate data about the world we live in.

  • Google Apps For Education

    By Kyle Pearce

    Create a virtual classroom, faciliate online collaboration and stay organized using Google’s free suite of productivity tools. 

  • Google Earth Flight Simulator

    By Kyle Pearce

    Explore Google Earth from the cockpit of your virtual airplane by downloading the software and pressing CTRL + Option + A to activate the hidden Flight Simulator feature.

  • Power Searching With Google

    By Kyle Pearce

    Improve your digital literacy by becoming a power searcher and mastering the advanced features of Google’s search engine. An important skill for students and lifelong learners.

  • Google Art Project

    By Kyle Pearce

    Explore over 400 of the greatest art galleries around the world through audio and video tours. While you’re at it you can collect your favorite masterpieces in your own virtual collections.

  • Google Sky

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    Fly through space with Google and explore our solar system and distant constellation, supernovas and galaxies. Don’t forget to check out Google Mars and Google Moon too.

  • Solve For X

    By Kyle Pearce

    A website that challenges you to think bigger about how technology can change the world for the better. Get inspired and learn how technology can be used to create the future you want to see.

  • Google Hardware For Education

    By Kyle Pearce

    Chromebook laptops for $200 and Android tablets for less than $50 are just two of the ways Google is making online education accessible to the world.

  • World Wonders Project

    By Kyle Pearce

    Explore the many wonders of the world and UNESCO world heritage sites using Google’s streetview technology. A extraordinary way to increase your daily intake of awe and wonder.