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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XX, June 2019
Future of the Classroom
This Just In

To help teachers and students find assignments quickly, we added topic filters to the Classwork page. We also changed how Classwork posts new items and topics to the top instead of the bottom (newly created courses only), so that students can see the newest information first. In order 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. This is especially useful for students who aren’t yet reading.

Keep up with new EDU in 90 episodes as we head toward the end of season four. Check out recent videos on Chromebook shortcuts, Google Forms ideas, and more.

This week, Google for Education and Google Classroom made Jeopardy! history, when they were featured in a clue during Teacher Appreciation Week. We think the clue "This company's app called Classroom helps you streamline your classes and is included free with its G Suite for Education" was a softball, but then again, we're biased!

Teacher Tools

Writing is the sign of a strong educational foundation, the ability to articulate thoughts and communicate with the world. In an effort to free up more time to focus on the content of writing and eliminate mistakes, we’re introducing Grammar in Google Docs, which uses AI to improve writing.

June is Internet Safety Month. Celebrate with Be Internet Awesome! Throughout the month of June, we'll share tips and new resources to help teach students how to be safer online. Stay tuned to Google for Education's social channels to catch all of the updates.

Meandering rivers, mining, and urban growth are just a few themes that you can explore in Google Earth Timelapse. A global, zoomable video that allows you to see anywhere in the world and witness Earth’s surface transform over the past 35 years.

Rivet, a free reading app for kids, makes reading practice easy with 2,000+ books, reading support, and lots of fun! Check out our website for download links, a teacher guide, and a flyer to share for summer reading.

Nearpod now has a Chrome extension that empowers teachers to access the Nearpod Library directly in Google Classroom. Enhance your own lessons with interactive assessments or find ready-made content for no-stress planning - download and try the free Nearpod extension.

In Google Classroom, educators can now instantly assign or save to Drive 30,000+ resources for homework, including lesson plans, worksheets, science projects, and games. To learn more, check out’s Learning Library.

Administrator's Corner
This summer, CS First is launching a new hands-on, three hour professional development session to explore ways for teachers to integrate computer science and CS First into ELA, math and science. Contact a Professional Development organization in your area to learn more about integrating CS First with other subjects in your classroom.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we announced one of the first Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps that works on Chromebooks, shared three stories of schools using Google for Education tools for students with diverse needs, announced product news, and launched brand new accessibility pages on the Google for Education website.

Save the Date

June 23rd - 26th

ISTE 2019 Teaching Theatre Sign-ups
The Google for Education team is looking forward to seeing you at ISTE 2019! This year we're doing things a bit differently by allowing attendees to pre-register for all sessions in our Teaching Theatre (Room #123) . Keep a close eye on Twitter and for communications on all updates from ISTE. If you miss pre-registering, don't worry, there will still be room for walk-ins!

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