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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XI, June 2018
This Just In
Quizzes in Google Forms
With six new features, we're leveraging the power of Machine Learning to introduce more intelligent features in Quizzes in Google Forms - bringing the paperless classroom to life, and saving more time than ever before. Learn more and create a smarter quiz today!

Google Science Fair is Back
Teachers play a huge role in encouraging students to share their ideas, big or small. Google Science Fair is back, and we have created a full library of teaching materials and exercises focused on the problem-solving process to get the ideas flowing. These materials have received an ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness, and are flexible enough to apply to virtually any subject or teaching style. Submissions will open in September, but you can now find classroom materials here.

Meet the Google for Education Team
Curious to meet the people behind Google for Education products and programs? Check out the ‘Meet the Google for Education Team’ series, and hear about how they build products, the educators that inspire them, and more.

Share Your Feedback with Google for Education
We’d love to get your thoughts and advice to make sure Google for Education content is as useful, interesting, and inspiring as possible! Please share your thoughts with this short survey.

Brand new one-hour Applied Digital Skills Lessons
If your students are on the hunt for summer jobs – or graduating and preparing to launch their careers – the newest Applied Digital Skills video lesson will help them take that critical first step. The Create a Resume activity can be completed in under an hour – perfect for keeping high school students engaged during these last weeks of the school year and preparing them for their futures.

2018 Educator Grants announced in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
We are excited to announce our 2018 grants to 31 universities and nonprofit organizations across 16 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to provide professional development for Computer Science educators — those already teaching the subject and those completely new to the field. Read more on our blog post, and take a look at our list of awardees to find a PD opportunity near you.

Teacher Tools

NASA on YouTube
NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. Their YouTube channel reflects that mission and features fun, snackable content. NASA’s content is both educational and engaging - check out their channel.

Lessons from Teachers of the Year on YouTube
Looking for some mid-week inspiration? Check out the ‘Lessons from Teachers of the Year’ series and hear from state Teachers of the Year on topics like the future of education, partnerships in teaching, and their mentors.

Submit Your Resources and Lesson Plans to Share with Teachers
The Google for Education Training Center is gearing up to launch a new resource hub for teachers, and as part of that, we are asking educators like you to submit resources to be highlighted on the new site. Visit the resource page to get content and resources you can use in your classroom immediately, and share your instructional magic by submitting your own resources to our team to potentially be featured on the resource page.

Introduce your students to the impact of Citizen Science
iNaturalist and Google Earth have teamed up to create a Voyager story highlighting how anyone can contribute to scientific research and discovery simply by making observations and taking pictures of the natural world. The combination of curiosity and technology can expose you students to a tremendous amount of biodiversity in their local community and beyond. Start observing today!

Student device filtering and management made easy for K-12
Lightspeed Systems, a Google for Education partner, offers a product called Relay that helps protect K-12 students from harmful and inappropriate internet content on their devices. Relay integrates with G Suite and Google Classroom, and makes it easy to filter, report, manage, monitor any device in the cloud. Plus, teachers can empower learning with Lightspeed Systems Classroom, included with Relay at no cost. Learn more about their product offering by checking out this overview.

Administrator's Corner
National AfterSchool Toolkit Launch
While a majority of teachers increasingly assign homework that requires the internet, millions of students—primarily those from low-income and rural communities—don’t have access at home. This is known as ‘the homework gap’ and it’s causing too many students to fall behind. To help close this gap, the National AfterSchool Association, with support from Google, has created a free, online Afterschool Tech Toolkit that guides afterschool professionals through the effective integration of tech into their programs. The toolkit covers topics like how to identify technology needs, how to creatively gain access to devices and connectivity, and how to train afterschool staff. Become a digital learning champion by checking out the Afterschool Technology Toolkit today!

Tips & Tricks from Educators

Use Private Comments in Google Classroom
“Teachers can send their students a private comment by opening the student’s work and then adding a comment at the bottom of the submission page. Students can send their teachers a private comment by opening their work and adding a comment to their work in Google Classroom.” - Alice Keeler, @alicekeeler

Share Current Events with Google Classroom
Teachers can immediately push relevant web articles and videos to students’ Classroom pages or publish articles on their Classroom Stream with this Chrome Extension. You can also use third-party apps to share important and reading-level appropriate articles to students. - Ryan Lynch, @builtbyteachers & Monica Chadha, @mlchadha

Have a tip to share with other educators? Submit this short form to let us know your best tricks and ideas, and you might be featured in a future Google for Education newsletter or video.

Save the Date

July 7th - 10th

Join us at the 2018 Conference to learn about CS First and Machine Learning in the classroom
Google is hosting several events at the 2018 Computer Science Teacher Association’s Conference on July 7-10 in Omaha, Nebraska. Join us for a hands on session and workshops to introduce CS First and Machine Learning in the classroom. Register today for the opportunity to build skills at #CSTA2018. Register today to join us at the 2018 CSTA conference.


Explore Frida’s work on Google Arts & Culture

Frida Kahlo: Life & Art
Google Arts & Culture helps people connect with groundbreaking female artist Frida Kahlo through her art, legacy, joy and pain with online exhibits, virtual reality, augmented reality, immersive 360 video and editorial features. Expeditions VR tours enable teachers to take pupils on a journey to important places in her life and bring her works into the classroom with Expeditions AR. Explore the project resources and take the class on a field trip to all the places Frida lived and worked.

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