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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XXI, July 2019
This Just In
EDU in 90 Returns for Season Five
Google for Education's video series EDU in 90 is back! To kick off the season, we're giving a rundown of the latest G Suite for Education news.

Google Forms Updates & Improvements
Locked mode in Quizzes in Google Forms will be available starting in August. In addition to Locked mode, Google Forms will now enable you to import questions from other Forms into new ones in order to save time.

G Suite Certification for Students
We recently announced the first G Suite certification for students 13+. The certification is a new way for students to demonstrate proficiency in Google tools to help them advance in school and in the job market, and you can administer the certification from the comfort of your own classroom. Sign up at

Teacher Tools

Check out the six new media literacy activities that teach students how to evaluate what they see online in Be Internet Awesome. Use our new printable activities, as well as our Interland for fun and educational online safety content at your local library, classroom, summer camp, or other org to help teach kids how to be safer and smarter online this summer.

Learn about resources to help parents and guardians aid students’ digital wellbeing, as well as enable parents and guardians to have visibility and participation in the classroom, strengthening the connection between the home and the classroom.

Learn about the latest from Google for Education. From Expeditions on Chromebooks to Teacher Center trainings, and from the Edu Transformation Report to the Dynamic Learning Project.

Chromebook and G Suite users: check out apps including Capti, Cricksoft, Scanning Pens, Bulb and Slooh for personalizing learning and making the classroom more accessible for all learners. You can also learn about the latest from Kahoot!, Seesaw and Backpack for Google Drive.

Already have Chromebooks in your classroom? Now you can explore the over 1000 virtual reality tours in Google Expeditions on your Chrome OS devices.

The Teacher Center, which includes our library of free online trainings for educators, is growing. We’ve added courses for Expeditions, Docs, and Slides to complement the existing trainings on Classroom, Forms, and Jamboard for teachers getting started with our tools for the first time.

CS First has exciting news to share - we’ve refreshed our website and updated the teacher dashboard to make managing your classes even easier. You’ll be able to manage your classes with greater flexibility, view class progress at-a-glance, and interact with detailed student progress. Sign in now to check it out!

To help you get ready to bring coding to your classrooms this fall, we just announced Code with Google - our new educator resource, bringing together Google’s free curriculum and programs that build coding skills to help students succeed. We believe that training, resources, and community for teachers are key to improving equity in CS education; you can explore our programs here.

Become a Certified Innovator to develop your skills for innovation in your school and take it back to your district or organization. Join a community of more than 1,700 passionate educators in over 50 countries who are excited to grow professionally, advocate for innovative technologies, and drive school transformation. Academies in New York City, Stockholm, and Sao Paolo are accepting applications for 2019 at

The Workbench would love to get your feedback. By taking this survey you will help the Workbench team better understand how teachers use content in their classrooms. Your input will be incredibly valuable for helping us improve our content offerings--we appreciate your time and insight.

Book Creator has worked with Google AI to integrate AutoDraw into their app. Users simply need to start drawing and let AutoDraw use artificial intelligence to suggest a variety of illustrations.

Seesaw’s creativity tools are optimized for Chromebooks and allow students to draw, record, take videos, and more. Students can add work from Google Drive directly into their Seesaw portfolio and teachers can import Google Classroom rosters to setup Seesaw classes.

Encourage students to keep up with regular reading practice throughout the rest of the summer by downloading Rivet, a free, fun reading app for K-3rd graders with 3,000+ free, leveled books.  The library includes titles from categories like animals and science, and reading support is available on every page, which lets kids practice with confidence. Rivet is available on Android smartphones, tablets, iPads, iPhones and Chromebooks.

Administrator's Corner

Google for Education partnered with a global team of researchers to examine evidence-based shifts in K-12 education. Check out the 'Future of the Classroom' Global Report to explore the findings.

Connect Your SIS with Google Classroom
Last month, we announced a rubrics beta in Classroom and Course Kit, a grade sync beta, which allowing schools to connect Classroom to their Student Information System (SIS), and the Gradebook, now available in Classroom. Sign up for the rubrics beta and grade sync with SIS beta, in Google Classroom at

Now available: The Chromebook App Hub
The Chromebook App Hub is a resource for educators to discover new apps and ideas on how to use them in the classroom, a way for developers to demonstrate transparency around their data and accessibility policies, and a place for administrators to find out information as they make decisions about technology for their schools.

Centering Equity in your District Transformation
We recently announced a new Educational Equity hub with resources and case studies to help school leaders understand how equity can be a central characteristic in all seven pillars of the Transformation Framework.

New Google for Education transformation report
Sign up to receive your custom Google for Education transformation report - We recently announced the transformation report, a free tool built for school administrators to help quantify an organization’s Google for Education implementation across G Suite, Chromebooks, Certification and Transformation programs. Tailored recommendations and trends over time help leadership teams know where to focus in order to drive further impact. Find more details at and express interest; we’ll email you as soon as we launch this back-to-school season.

New Dynamic Learning Project coaching curriculum launched
The Dynamic Learning Project empowers teachers to use technology in impactful ways by providing them with instructional coaching support. Check out the newly launched online training curriculum that helps equip coaches and their administrators with skills needed to implement this coaching program successfully.

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