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The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XXIII, September 2019
This Just In
'Future of the Classroom' Global Report
What's on the horizon for K-12 education? We partnered with a global team of researchers to explore emerging areas like student-led learning, life skills, and collaborative classrooms. Check out our Global Report for all the research findings.

Google for Education launches in Pinterest
We're excited to announce that #GoogleEdu is now posting on Pinterest. Check out our pins on the @Google page for fun lesson ideas, planning resources and more! Start pinning with us today.

Try out rubrics on iOS and Android
Sign up for the rubrics beta in Google Classroom to have the ability to view the rubrics feature on your mobile device (iOS and Android).

Navigating with Automatic Clicks Accessibility Feature
We've recently added new functionality to our accessibility feature Automatic Clicks, which makes it possible for students with motor challenges to simply hover over a given item to left click, right click, double click, click and drag, scroll and more.

Teacher Tools

Get quick tips and resources with our video series, EDU in 90. Check out recent episodes on G Suite Enterprise for Education, Chrome Extensions, and more.

We're happy to announce that Expeditions content can now be shared via deep links. You can now use a link to jump to a specific tour and share tours directly from the app. Happy exploring!

Becoming an Applied Digital Skills DIY Trainer enables you to scale digital literacy in your school by training other instructors with the professional development materials that we provide. Deliver a training and submit the class code to earn the first-ever Applied Digital Skills Trainer badge to display your expertise.

We’re excited to announce that the CS First Language Arts activities are now available in Spanish! Support your Spanish-speaking students as they learn to code, and stay tuned for more.

Illuminate recently launched a faster, easier method of posting Illuminate assessments to Google Classroom where scores automatically sync with Illuminate, so educators can take the best next action right away. Students can also sign into Illuminate using their Google accounts.

Learn how to use Soundtrap & Listenwise to design student podcast lessons and share them in Google Classroom. Enroll for 3 months of project-based PD, blending online sessions with personalized project coaching and collaboration, along with instructional materials and digital tools.

Administrator's Corner

The Google for Education transformation report is now available for K-12 G Suite administrators in the US and Canada. Transformation reports are a free tool built for school administrators to help quantify an organization’s implementation across G Suite, Chromebook, Certification and Transformation programs, with tailored recommendations and trends over time to help leadership teams know where and how to drive further impact.

New and Improved Admin Console
Starting this month, we’re rolling out a redesign of the admin console to help IT administrators perform device actions faster, search and find information quickly, and manage apps and extensions from one place.

Learn more about Assignments: your LMS grading companion
Are you seeking the functionality of Classroom, but can’t use it? Great news – Assignments is now available. Assignments is a coursework creation and grading tool that you can use alongside your learning management system (LMS). To learn more, join us on Thursday, October 10th, at 1 PM ET for a webinar about Assignments.

Pilot Middle School Science with Workbench
Workbench is looking for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science teachers to participate in an upcoming pilot with Google Classroom. If you're interested in helping us improve our content offerings, join our study!

Coaching Improves Student Learning and Engagement
Research from Google's Dynamic Learning Project shows that instructional technology coaching is the most effective way to train and support teachers to use technology in meaningful ways with their students. Learn more about the findings, the program, and how to build and strengthen coaching in your own school.

Cyber Safety & Security Webinar
Join ManagedMethods, Bremerton School District and Google for Education on Oct. 3rd for a webinar to learn how districts can build a cost-effective technology solution for learning that detects student safety issues and secures student data.

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