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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XIII, September 2018
This Just In
Meet your New Google Classroom
We're introducing the biggest refresh since Classroom's launch in 2014, with a new Classwork page, refreshed People and Settings pages, and much more. It's the same Classroom you know and love, improved for the way you work. Learn about and try out the refreshed Google Classroom today. 

Complete Biology Labs in VR
Google partnered with Labster to create over 30 virtual reality labs which map to high school and university-level science courses. With VR labs, students get unlimited lab time and personalized feedback as they go. 

The Guardian's Guide to Chromebooks
Download and share this helpful hand-out to help bridge the gap between home and school. Educators can hand these out to educate guardians on what a Chromebook is, why their school has chosen them, and what their children will be learning and doing on them.

New Applied Digital Skills Kit
Ready for some back-to-school inspiration? Check out the new Applied Digital Skills Back to School Kit, which includes starter lessons for the beginning of the school year and a one-page overview to share with parents and colleagues.

New Features in Google Docs for Making Citations
We’ve updated formatting in Google Docs to improve the overall writing and citation experience for students and educators. Now, you can use hanging indents and set specific indentations using a dialog box.

Teacher Tools

EDU in 90

New EDU in 90 Episodes
Looking for some new tools for your classroom? Check out new EDU in 90 episodes to learn about ways to leverage Google Earth, Arts & Culture, and more.

Teacher Center

New Content in the Teacher Center
"First day of ..." training resources are a growing part of the Teacher Center and help educators learn how to use G Suite products in their classrooms. Start out with content made by teachers, for teachers, with Google Classroom and Google Forms.

Teacher Center

Advanced Lesson Teacher Center
Students love choice, but too much can hinder student progress and get in the way of them showcasing their knowledge. This new lesson on the Teacher Center helps educators avoid the pitfalls of creative projects and support students.

Managed Sync

Managed Sync for G Suite
Amplified Labs partnered with Clever to offer Managed Sync for G Suite, a new service that automates provisioning and rostering for Google Classroom and synchronizes daily with your student information system.


Gamify your Google Classroom Experience with Classcraft
Watch student engagement soar with Classcraft, a tool that transforms your assignments into learning quests, converts grades into motivation points, and imports student rosters from Google Classroom. To gamify your classroom today, sign up for free.

Administrator's Corner
Update your Chromebooks to the Newest OS
IT administrators - be sure to update your Chromebooks to access new features like voice dictation from anywhere and on-premise reporting.

Embed Google Forms in Sites

Just in time for the new school year, we’ve made improvements to Google Forms to make embedded forms look and work great, especially when embedded in Google Sites.

CS First, now Aligned to Standards

We’ve aligned CS First to computer science and technology standards from the Computer Science Teachers Association, the K-12 CS Framework, and the International Society for Technology in Education to allow educators to better understand and track their students’ learning.

Share News in Real Time with Bulletin, by Google 

With Bulletin, you can effortlessly publish hyperlocal stories, like the latest athletic win or chess club triumph, right from your phone and straight to the web. Request early access today.

What's New in G Suite
Curious to hear the latest G Suite updates? Keep tabs on all the news with What’s New in G Suite.

Anyone can teach CS First Earth

Anyone can teach CS First Earth

Order Your Free CS First Kit

Elementary and middle school teachers -- start off the year with fun CS activities for your students. Whether you're looking for one-hour enrichment or a semester's worth of coding activities, CS First has ready-to-use video tutorials and lesson plans that you can access now, for free! Create a new class and order your materials.

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