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Issue XVIII, March 2019
This Just In
Updates to Stream in Google Classroom
Thanks to your feedback, we brought back the ability to move posts to the top of the Stream, just like in classic Classroom. We also introduced a setting for controlling how notifications appear in the Stream.

Keep up with EDU in 90
Looking for a quick way to learn about Google for Education tools? Check out our YouTube video series, EDU in 90. On each episode, we share product news, ideas, and tips for your classroom.

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
The world's greatest super theif has struck again! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Google have created an interactive quiz that takes your students across the globe to find clues and solve the mystery of the Crown Jewels caper.

Teacher Tools

You and your students can now view and guide your own VR tours in Google Expeditions on both iOS and Android! Start by visiting

Now families can Be Internet Awesome, too, with the launch of new resources for parents. Check out our new Family Guide and Tips available in English or Spanish to help families talk about online safety and digital citizenship at home.

Are you interested in becoming a Google Certified Innovator this year? With six different Innovation Academies to choose from, you can start thinking about your application now. Join Design Coach Les McBeth and Certified Innovators who will walk you through the application process of designing a challenge you're facing in the classroom and crafting an application video.

Love using Jamboard with your class? Now you can upload images into jams on the web version of Jamboard. Check it out at

We love hearing about the apps and extensions teachers use that integrate with Google Classroom, Slides, Sheets, Drive, and Docs. Check out this blog for examples of apps, and share your favorites to be featured on social or in an upcoming blog.

Access to the depth and breadth of culture and language expands students' ability to learn how other parts of the world live, think, speak, and establish connections. Language learning can become increasingly difficult when a barrier of communication is present. Luckily, there are many tools and strategies to deploy in schools and communities to support students and families learning English.

Learn about Tech Integration Specialist Brooke Hall's first encounters with CS First by Google. Brooke attended a workshop to learn more about the curriculum and to discover ways to use the lessons with students.

Applied Digital Skills has launched a new lesson in honor of Women's History Month. Student's can research women’s history and women's contributions to history, and create a report to communicate their findings. Try with your students today! is making a $5M donation to UnidosUS, the YWCA and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to bring CS First to more Spanish-speaking students as part of our $25M commitment this year to increase Black and Latino students’ access to computer science and AI education across the US. CS First’s new coding lessons in Spanish allow more students to explore CS in a language they understand.

Administrator's Corner
New Controls to Enable Strong Passwords
We recently introduced a new set of administrator controls that make it easier for you to implement corporate policies for passwords, such as requiring strong passwords, or expiring them periodically.

2019 Google for Education Services Offer
For a limited time, you can receive free professional development, transformation or deployment services, with the purchase of multiple Chromebooks & Chrome Education Licenses.

Supporting an open developer ecosystem
We support an open developer ecosystem, meaning developers reach more users, admins learn more about app transparency, and educators get more choice. Learn about all of the ways we support EdTech developers in building for schools.

Find a Google expert in your area
Looking for a local Google for Education certified expert? Check out our newly relaunched Google for Education Directory to find education professionals who can help with teacher PD trainings, school transformation support, and share advice.

Bring the Dynamic Learning Project to your school
Want to strengthen your district or school's instructional coaching program? Check out the Dynamic Learning Project, a new program that trains and mentors instructional coaches and administrators as they help teachers use technology in more powerful ways. Head to to learn more and get in touch.

Manage Chromebooks effortlessly with PCM-G
The Chromebook as a Service (CbaaS) offering from PCM-G provides schools with Chrome Education licenses, help desk support, and asset management all within a convenient per device per month pricing model.

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