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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XIX, April/May 2019
This Just In

Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
This week, we're giving back to the teachers inspiring the next generation. If you're an educator, learn more about getting doubled donations from for your classroom projects on, and check out new educator resources online in the Teacher Center or in-person at the Google Learning Center. Learn more about how we're celebrating teachers this week in our blog post.

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Lessons from Teachers of the Year
The 'Lessons from Teachers of the Year' series is back for a second year. Check out these videos for stories, ideas, and inspiration from the 2019 US State Teachers of the Year.

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G Suite for Education: 90 Million and Beyond
Last month, we announced that 90 million students and educators are now using G Suite for Education and shared 15+ G Suite product updates, including accessibility features like closed captions in Hangouts Meet, editing Office files from G Suite, inserting audio files into Slides, and Hangouts Meet on Jamboard. Check out the news!

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Have you seen the latest episodes of EDU in 90? Check out our playlist for new videos featuring Chromebook tricks, Google Translate, and Blogger.

We’re excited to announce our new series of lessons for the classroom that help students learn about online safety and digital well being. These Applied Digital Skills lessons will teach your students how to safely navigate the online world and develop skills for school, work, and life.

Looking for new ways to innovate in the classroom? Check out the Dynamic Learning Project Strategy Menu ⎯ a new resource from the EdTechTeam and Google that highlights 150+ instructional strategies and tech tools, as well as helps educators enhance student collaboration, creativity, and more.

To help teachers and students find assignments quickly, we added topic filters to the Classwork page and changed how new items and topics post to the top instead of the bottom so that students can see the newest information first (newly created courses only). To make Classroom accessible to all students, we’re also changing the way attachments appear in assignments by bringing back thumbnails- so all attachments now have an image preview, especially useful for students who aren’t yet reading.

We recently announced the Chromebook App Hub, a resource for educators to share and discover Chromebook apps and classroom ideas, as well as give school stakeholders more transparency into their policies as they make decisions. It will be available in the first half of this year, so submit interest to be notified when it becomes available, and submit Idea Sparks.

With your guidance, your students can now build mobile games, instead of just play them. The grand prize winner of the 'Change the Game' contest will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and $10,000 tech donation to their school. Five finalists will have their game made and launched on Google Play.

Administrator's Corner
Your Plan, Your Planet', a tool created by Google, The California Academy of Sciences, and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, recently launched classroom materials for educators. The tool uses science to help your classroom discover simple tips and tricks to reduce food, water, and energy waste. The tool also identifies how you can use circular economy principles to extend the life of stuff.

Stay up to date with G Suite Updates

Trying to keep up with all of the latest from G Suite? We’ve just updated the “What’s new in G Suite?” Help Center article to include recent launches from the past six months.

Sphero Academy launches professional development courses
Over 40,000 teachers use Sphero robots and tools to inspire their students to become creators. Check out Sphero Academy, an all-new hub for professional development courses, classroom kits, and helpful resources.

Save the Date

May 11th

Celebrate Scratch Day with CS First

May 11 is Scratch Day, an international day to celebrate coding on Scratch's free, block-based coding platform. Join a community of computer science educators all over the world in completing a CS First activity to celebrate. Share your students’ work on social using #CSFirst and #ScratchDay.

May 21st

How Securly can protect your district
How do you ensure your students are on-task and protected from inappropriate content? Join this webinar to learn how a district using Chromebooks can benefit from Securly’s free filtering and self-harm detection solutions.

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