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Google for Education

It’s up to families to teach online safety too. Spanish dominant households are nearly twice as likely to recommend talking about #digcit at home. So …

Tour Creator

End user rollout for Google Sites automatic conversion tool starting

As a reminder, the automatic migration tool to transfer Google Sites from classic Sites to new Sites will start rolling out to end users on June 19. …

Google Tasks to launch as a G Suite core service on June 28, 2018

Earlier this year, we introduced an all-new version of Tasks―where you can keep track of your daily tasks, organize multiple lists, and track …

Use new theme options to customize and brand your Google Forms

To help Google Forms users create more personalized surveys, feedback forms, quizzes, and more, we’re introducing new theme customization options. …

Now kids can learn to Be Internet Awesome en Español

<i>Be Internet Awesome helps kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. Today, we’re launching a number of enhancements to the program,</i> …

Middle School

I like being one click away from each of the webpages and documents that I frequently open. I’ve added links to what I often visit to Chrome’s bookmarks bar. The problem is most of the things I’ve bookmarked have long names–names that take up precious space. I deal with that by right-clicking each bookmark and replacing the name with a descriptive emoji. For example, I often access a Google document about tech camp. I’ve added the document to my bookmark’s bar and have replaced the name with a tent emoji. The bookmark takes up less space, allowing me to fit more links onto the bookmarks bar. 👍

Google quietly killed its Android tablet web page (update: it's back)

Next time you visit Google's official Android website, you might notice a tiny but important change. The tablet section, which used to occupy the space between "wear" and "TV" in the menu, no longer exists (*it's back now -- please see the update below). Google has quietly pulled down the page that …

Tablets

Copy a site in the new Google Sites

We’re making it possible to copy a site created in the new Google Sites. Sometimes you want to work on a new site, but you don’t want to start from …

The suggested videos that are shown after a YouTube video finished playing can be annoying, distracting, and sometimes inappropriate. If you’d like to share a link to a YouTube video and do not want suggested videos to be displayed when the video finishes, add ?rel=0 to the end of the video’s URL before you share it.

#ETTChat: 5 Ways that Screencasting Improves Teaching & Learning - an Interview with Avra Robinson & James Daley

This fall, as part of our #ETTchat series, Communications Editor James Daley will be chatting with our EdTechTeacher instructors about some of their …

Love watching an @BookCreatorApp being made in real time. #hubbclass https://t.co/bpw5gdNvxn

Google Learning Center

1<p>Create online forms instead of paper surveys or questionnaires<p>Easily create and distribute online forms for event responses, hardware requests, …

Google Earth

Aw snap! Google Earth isn't supported by your browser yet. Try this link in Chrome instead. If you don't have Chrome installed, download it …

Using Google Maps Bike Directions to Teach Math and Social Studies

<b>National Bike to School Day</b> is celebrated in May each year as part of May being recognized as National Bike Month. Many schools around the country …

Signing in using QR codes

Book Creator supports student sign in with a QR code. This is designed for younger students who may not yet have an email address, and is a super …

Google just slashed the price on its massive storage plans with Google One upgrade

Google's storage plans are getting cheaper.<p>The company has launched a new storage plan called Google One, which offers significantly better deals …

Chromebooks as Tools for Creativity

Chromebooks have come a long way in eight years and our most recent webinar shows just that. The focus this month was Chromebooks as Tools for …

Google Drive gets a new look to match Gmail's redesign

In case you haven’t heard, Gmail got a big redesign recently that’s in the process of rolling out. Now Google Drive is getting a look to match.<p>The company today made a small announcement on its G Suite blog detailing the update. Here’s Google’s descriptions of the changes:<p>The logo in the top left …

Google Drive UI updates

We’re making some updates to the look and feel of Google Drive on the web. There’s no change in functionality, but some icons and buttons have moved, …

Now students can create their own VR tours

<i>Editor’s note: For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a few ways Google is supporting teachers—including Tour Creator, which we launched</i> …

Last year at I/O, we announced Smart Reply for @gmail. Save time and use suggested responses. #TipTuesday https://t.co/wQkxCsOKsj

YouTube has 1.8 billion logged-in viewers each month

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says that 1.8 billion registered users are watching videos on the platform each month, not counting anyone who’s watching without an account. Wojcicki announced the milestone at YouTube’s Brandcast presentation to advertisers, alongside some of the year’s most noteworthy …

Terrain2STL

STL Generator<p><i>Now with extra big models! Use the "Box Scaling Factor" to increase box size.</i><p>Terrain2STL is a free-to-use service, but if you want to …

Screencastify's Got a New Look! | Screencastify Screen Recorder for Chrome

Screencastify’s Got a New Look!<p>When Screencastify was first released in 2013, it was the first of its kind in the Chrome Web Store. You could call it …

Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail

Google’s Chrome OS camera app can now record videos

Chrome OS is constantly evolving, but it’s still missing some core features. For a long time, that’s included a lack of video recording in the built-in camera app. Now, Google is finally fixing that.<p>As pointed out by François Beaufort on Google+, an update has recently been pushed out to the camera …

YouTube Kids adding human curated channel collections, more parental restrictions

YouTube Kids is a dedicated app from the video network that aims to provide a child friendly experience. Unfortunately, those algorithms charged with policing content have occasionally failed, with Google now launching a more heavily curated section of the app that only displays human-approved …

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …