June newsletter
Welcome to the Google for Education Newsletter 
Congratulations on the end of the school year. Before you start your summer vacation we want to tell you about some of the tools & programs you can look forward to for next year. We announced a number of new tools at Google I/O and we’ll be sharing more in person at the ISTE conference - in Booth #2511 and in over 50 presentations in Room #103.

This Just In
Android apps coming to a Chromebook near you
For the first time ever, Android apps will be available on ChromebooksSupported Chromebooks will allow you to edit photos with Photoshop Mix, make a Skype call, and more.

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Announcing Google Cloud Platform Education Grants 
University faculty teaching computer science courses in the US can now apply for Google Cloud Platform Education Grants. They’ll get free credits for students to use any Google Cloud Platform tools in courses from General CS to Systems Administration to Cybersecurity. Apply Now.
Accelerating CS education in local communities
Nationally, 9 in 10 parents want their children to learn computer science (CS) but only a quarter of principals report offering it. We recently released new reports that take a closer look at CS education in 11 states. These are part of our multi-year research study with Gallup Inc.
More than 1 million students have taken Expeditions
Since the launch of the Expeditions Pioneer Program last May, more than one million students from 11 countries have taken virtual reality trips using Cardboard. They’ve visited places like Buckingham Palace and Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

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Expanding coding resources to younger students
Our new partnership with Scratch, MIT's programming language and community for children, will enable developers to design a unique coding and learning experience for kids.

Learn how to create Android apps
In partnership with Udacity, we’ve announced the Android Basics Nanodegree: a free online curriculum for building basic Android apps. No previous programming experience is required. Get started at udacity.com/google.
Educators Spotlight
Creating a culture of innovation with 20% time
Susan Gonzalez and her fellow educators at West Contra Costa Unified School District in California explained how they use 20% time to allow students to drive their own learning through projects of their choosing.

“Students worked on their passion projects during two 50-minute class periods weekly for a 12-week period. I created a website as a resource for students to brainstorm their essential questions, get inspiration from their peers’ projects, locate graphic organizers for the research, including links to videos to fuel inspiration, ask questions, and communicate with me via the site. Having a workspace and setting aside dedicated time each week were instrumental to our success.”
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Katie Von Husen, coordinator of educational technology, helps a student identify his essential question to focus his project

Teacher's Tools
Google Slides
Talk with your audience- not at them- with the new Slides Q&A feature. We also introduced a new laser pointer. See it all in action.
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Classroom now lets you plan ahead by scheduling announcements, assignments and questions to post at a later date or a specific time.
Youtube LogoFrom Google X to StreetView to Project Loon, get a behind the scenes look at Google with Nat and Lo. Visit their YouTube channel
Google Earth IconGoogle Earth EngineScience in the Classroom and Dr. Matt Hansen of the University of Maryland created the Global Forrest Change Explorer to engage young people in forest conservation.
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Looking to share with educators near you? Join your local Google Educator Group.
 
Inspiring future scientists with Science Journal
For all aspiring scientists – we're introducing Science Journal, an app that helps kids (or adults) measure and explore the world around them. You can record data using sensors on your Android phone, take notes, observe and make predictions. 
Administrator's Corner
Stronger integrations between Classroom & other apps
We've made enhancements to our Classroom APIs, so now gradebooks and reporting systems can sync grades with Classroom – eliminating the need for teachers to transfer grades manually.
Coming this fall: keep parents and guardians in the loop
Later this year, we’ll launch email notifications from Classroom for guardians so they can stay involved and help to motivate their students. Guardians will be able to sign-up to receive daily or weekly email digests of their student’s progress, upcoming work and class announcements. Administrators will be able to invite guardians directly and set domain-wide policies for guardian linking and notifications.
Save the Date
Jun 26-29
Come see us at ISTE. Visit Booth #2511 for demos and Room #103 for over 50 presentations from educators & Googlers.
July 13-14
EdTechTeam 5th Annual Summit in New Jersey.
July 23-31
EdTechTeam 5th Annual Summit in Mountain View, CA.
RECESS
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. See how it works.


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Take a trip to space
Google joined forces with NASA to create our newest Expedition, the International Space Station. This new tour gives you a glimpse into the daily life of an astronaut.

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