Google for Education
The Google for Education newsletter

Issue XII, July/August 2018

This Just In
EDU in 90 is Back
Our YouTube series EDU in 90 is back! New features include Google Forms as quizzes, the Explore feature in Docs, and more.10th Doodle 4 Google National Finalist
The 10th year of the Doodle 4 Google contest is Sarah Gomez-Lane! Sarah will work with the Doodle Team to make the first ever interactive Doodle.

Optimizing Google Classroom for the Way You Work
We’re introducing the Classwork page, and improving the design with a People page and Settings page. Sign up to try them out before this Fall!

Be Internet Awesome – Now Available in Spanish and Portuguese
Be Internet Awesome launched in Spanish as Sé genial en Internet and in Brazilian Portuguese as Seja Incrível Na Internet across the US and LATAM!

Get Started with AR & VR
Interested in creating AR & VR content but don’t know where to start? We’ve launched two free intro classes on Coursera to help you get started.

New Features in our Free Digital Skills Curriculum
Teachers can share lessons to Google Classroom and assign multiple lessons to students in a single class! Start with our lesson “All About a Topic“.

Explore Colleges in Search
Check out Google’s new college experience in Search. Explore and evaluate colleges based on cost, graduation rate, etc. Learn more on our blog.

Locked Mode in Quizzes in Google Forms
Coming this fall, teachers can lock student Chromebook screens while giving a quiz on managed Chromebooks. Read all about this new feature in our blog.

Teacher Tools
Creativity and Chromebooks
Learn all about the many apps for creativity on Chromebooks, from content creation to literacy. Try out our 60 tools for creativity on Chromebooks.
Tour Creator
Check out the latest feedback-driven updates to Tour Creator including support for tour templates, audio, narration, & support for VR on iOS. Try Tour Creator today.
Design Updates in Google Forms
Now when creating a Form or Quiz, you can choose colors, header images, and font styles. Check out the new designs in Forms.
Introducing the Teacher Center
Calling all teachers – check out our new Teacher Center, a one-stop-shop for professional development, training, classroom resources, certifications and community connections.
Order your Free CS First Kit
Elementary and middle school teachers — CS First has video tutorials and lessons you can access now, for free! Create a new class and order materials.
10,000 Years of Volcanoes
Have your students explore a collection of over 1400 volcanoes to better understand Earth’s active volcanoes and their eruptions. Explore the Ring of Fire today.
Administrator’s Corner
Ready to jam?
Test drive Jamboard and learn about the new discounted pricing for educators, or start jamming on the free companion app today. Learn more.Stylus by STAEDTLER

We’ve partnered with STAEDTLER, the German pencil maker, to create a Chromebook Stylus. It’s built to share between students and devices—no charging or pairing necessary.Learn about the #LAX18 Cohort of Google Certified Innovators

36 educators came to Google LA and worked to solve challenges in their practice. Apply now for Madrid and in November for Mexico City/Copenhagen.Meet the Change The Game Design Challenge Winners

The five winners come from across the country and will see their games on the Play Store this year. Stay tuned for next year’s challenge!

Tips & Tricks from Educators
Publishing Newsletters with Google Drawings
“My 5th grade team has set up a template in Drawings for students to edit weekly and create a newsletter to send home to families.” – Susan Hellard, @MrsHellardFCPS
Teacher Feedback with Google Jamboard & Keep
“Use Google Jamboard and Google Keep to give feedback. Students add teachers to a Jam. Teachers can then use built in emojis to give feedback.” – Tom Mullaney, @tomemullaney

Have a tip to share with other educators? Submit this short form to let us know your best tricks and ideas, and you might be featured in a future Google for Education newsletter or video.

Save the Date
August 17th Certified Innovator Program – Apply by August 17th
Join a cohort of 36 innovative educators in Madrid, Spain this October or in Copenhagen this November. Applications close August 17th. Apply now.
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