News, research, and resources for the Google for Education community.
The Google for Education NEWSLETTER ISSUE XXXII | October 2020
Three Things to Know
We want to hear from you! Looking toward 2021, we want to learn about your interests and preferences so that Google for Education resources are as useful and interesting as possible. Please share your feedback in this survey.
This year, more than ever before, teachers have gone the distance. We recently celebrated World Teachers' Day by highlighting inspiring teacher stories from around the world. Learn more, and view our new film celebrating global teachers.
Register to attend quick, demo-based product trainings on G Suite & G Suite Enterprise for Education. In these 30-minute sessions we’ll walk through new & existing features, and show you how to incorporate them into your hybrid or virtual learning environments. Register today to join us live or watch the recordings on demand.  
Product News
Transformation reports are a free tool built to help education leaders quantify the impact of their Google for Education implementation. Each report provides administrators with helpful information about product usage, certifications, and Transformation progress based on survey responses. Available to K12 EDU customers worldwide, the Fall 2020 survey window opens on November 2nd for Super Admins - mark your calendars. Not using transformation reports? Express interest today! 
The G Suite Enterprise for Education full-domain promotional price of $24 user/year (50% discount on $48 user/year standard price) with three-year price lock is available until 10/31/2020. All orders must be submitted by 12pm PST on October 31 to qualify for promotional pricing, with no exceptions.  
Recently purchase G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) and not sure how to get started? Check out our new guide that offers step-by-step instruction on options for provisioning GSEfE licenses to your users.
App Licensing is now live on the Chromebook App Hub. Administrators can install apps, activate app licenses, and track app usage throughout the school year. With Chrome Education Upgrade, managing thousands of devices and apps is simple and seamless. 
As an IT administration, you can deploy Android apps to users on the Chromebooks in your fleet. You can pre-select a collection of apps from the Google Play store in the Google Admin console and define which groups of users receive the apps. Before selecting a collection of apps for deployment, we recommend reviewing our guidelines.  
Google provides strategies and tools to support distance learning on Chromebooks, and we've recently released updated guidance for managing remote learning for your users. 
As most of the world returns back to school, finding the time to learn how to use new tools can be tough. Register for Getting Started with Google for Education, a weekly email training series that delivers bite-size product training tutorials directly to your inbox every Tuesday. Each lesson takes less than 10 minutes and will help you get started using G Suite for Education. 
Chrome OS' new software update is here, with many new improvements and admin policies like the ability to remotely factory reset managed devices.
Educator Resources
A shared language is one of the most important connections among groups of people. With the Celebrating Indigenous Languages layer in Google Earth, your students can explore 84 global audio recordings and themes of diversity, revitalization, and cultural preservation.  
For National Bullying Prevention Month, we're sharing a 31 Days of Kindness calendar to help educators teach and inspire kindness with daily Be Internet Awesome activities and #ItsCoolToBeKind printables for the classroom. Check out our web game Interland to play your way to kindness, too.
You asked, we listened! Applied Digital Skills is excited to announce our new English Language Arts collection to help students explore ELA concepts like reading, writing, and speaking, all while learning practical digital skills.
Social Studies teachers - this one's for you! Check out our new Social Studies collection from Applied Digital Skills designed to help students learn digital skills while exploring history and geography.
Especially in times of uncertainty, it’s important to create a support learning environment for students. Check out the latest collection of lessons from Applied Digital Skills that helps encourage self-expression and foster social and emotional well-being.
To celebrate World Tourism Day, Google Arts & Culture partnered with UNWTO so that, despite the current restrictions, educators and students can experience different cultures, from the safety of your desk. AR, StreetView tours, videos, and exhibits bring the world to you.
The first ever retrospective of this 15th Century Italian female artist at the National Gallery, London. Watch videos, painting tours and exhibits to find out about the life story, work, and heritage of a pioneering woman. 
Extra Credit
Follow along with the latest episodes of Google for Education's video series 'EDU in 90' to learn about Slides features, translation tools, and more.  
This month, we announced Gallup's latest K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education Diversity report 'Current Perspectives and Continuing Challenges in Computer Science Education in US K-12 Schools'. This study, funded by Google, highlights that gaps in CS Education still exist amongst racial groups and genders since similar data was released in 2015. While not every student will become a computer scientist, access to CS helps ensure that students develop the collaborative, coding, and technical skills that unlock opportunities in the classroom and beyond–no matter what their future goals may be. 
On October 14, join us for an Edu OnAir session to hear about the Trainer, Innovator, Coach, and Google Educator Group communities, where you can share, learn, and collaborate with educators around the world. 
Using G Suite for Education, Little Lambs Primary School was able to keep delivering teaching & learning remotely, and in turn keep their teachers in paid employment.
Looking to move parts (or all) of your print environment into the cloud? Google for Education partner Papercut's Mobility Print enables printing from any BYO device and now anywhere over the internet on Chromebooks. Secure, easy, fast and free - download it today.
Join our partner Finalsite for School Marketing Day on Thursday, October 29 for a free day of PD designed to help schools better communicate, connect, and engage with their communities. Hear from 50+ speakers, including Americus Reed II from The Wharton School,Lesley Bruinton of NSPRA, and David Chen from the Google for Education team.