Sunday, October 1, 2017

What's New in Google - September 2017

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from September 2017, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our September 2017 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the last month. This includes 28 new Google updates and 32 Google resources for your class.

The monthly meetings are hosted by the Google Educator Group of Ohio, but are open to anyone from any location. The purpose of these meetings is to:
  • Connect Google-using educators
  • Share the latest Google Apps news and features
  • Provide tutorials, demonstrations, and how-to’s
  • Share best practices of how Google Apps is being used within schools
  • Ask questions and get answers
The video from the meeting is recorded and available for later viewing for those who cannot attend or connect live. See below to view the recorded video, agenda, and all the resources from the September 2017 meeting:

Note: If you would like to see each of the agenda items with links directly to those spots in the video, open the video using the YouTube link below and then click “Show More” below the video.
 YouTube link:

You can view the full Google Document agenda with links to all the Google Apps updates from the last month, as well as all the resources covered in the meeting in the Google Doc linked below.
 View the agenda - Google Document link

Agenda details

Upcoming Events

What's New in Google Apps

September 2017
  • Chromebook Growth Stats - Time Magazine Article - Kahoot Study
  • Google releases Digital Citizenship and Safety Course for educators - Resource Link, Resource Link
  • Google launches "Inside Music" Chrome experiment to explore layers of music - Resource Link
  • Google's Daydream VR system gets new set of virtual interactions - Resource Link
  • Google's Street View cameras get high-res upgrade - Resource Link, Resource Link
  • Drive File Stream launching to all G Suite users - Resource Link
  • Chromebooks will soon let you record a video with webcam & use as an animated avatar - Resource Link
  • Embed websites as iframes in the new Google Sites - Resource Link
  • Google Search now lists whether you can borrow ebooks from your local library - Resource Link
  • Export data from Google Vault in PST format - Resource Link
  • Sneak Peek at Google's upcoming Pixelbook - Resource Link
  • Google updates Snapseed photo editing app - Resource Link
  • Google Earth getting Photo's layer - Resource Link
  • Admin update: See the status of a Gmail message after it’s been delivered - Resource Link
  • Google Keep gets 4 new colors for note-taking - Resource Link
  • Google Arts & Culture adds "West Side Story" collection - Resource Link
  • New Google Sites adds search feature - Resource Link
  • Google Tour Builder can now export directly to Google Earth - Resource Link, Resource Link
  • Google Classroom can now import grades directly from Google Form quizzes - Resource Link
  • Lots of Google Slides updates - Resource Link
    • Google Keep integration in Slides
    • Linked slides between different presentations for synced updates of content
    • Option to skip certain slides in a presentation
    • Grid view option to see all slides as thumbnails
    • Insert Diagrams tool to add pre-made editable graphic organizers
    • Add-ons for Slides
  • Self-guided Expeditions now available on iOS - Resource Link
  • Create custom headers and footers in Google Sheets - Resource Link
  • Securly Web Filtering for Chromebooks now free - Resource Link

Show and Tell

To see the schedule for upcoming Google User Group meetings visit:
 Google User Group schedule -

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