Thursday, September 26, 2019

What's New in Google - September 2019

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from September 2019, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our September 2019 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the summer months. This includes 22 new Google updates and 19 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 2019 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
  • Applied Digital Skills workshop - September 30, 2019 - 12:30pm-3:30pm - SPARCC / Stark County ESC - Free registration
  • Future Ready Schools Leadership Institute- October 7-8, 2019- Kalahari Resorts -Website Link
  • Learn 21 Conference- October 29, 2019- Ohio State University Ohio Union -Website Link
  • Ohio Technology Summit (Makerspace Edition) - October 29th @ Otterbein University - Website Link
  • Learning Innovations Conference - November 5, 2019 - Kent State Student Center - Website Link
  • Teach Better Conference- November 8-9, 2019- Akron, Ohio -Website Link
  • EdTechTeam Ohio Google Summit - Dublin, OH - November 9-10, 2019 - Website Link
  • OCALICON 2019! November 20-22 Columbus, OH - Website Link
  • WVIZ/PBS Ideastream Tech & Learning Conference - Cleveland, OH - 11/20/19
  • NEOTech 2020 (March 16-17)

What's New in G Suite
  • Switch to a blank screen and set advanced time options for presentations in Google Slides - Resource Link
  • See when someone is out of office in Gmail and Hangouts Chat- Resource Link
  • Google Images removes 'exact size' and 'larger than' search filters - Resource Link
  • Updated Working Hours in Calendar helps colleagues know your schedule- Resource Link
  • New version of Android brings Live Captioning and more Digital Wellbeing tools - Resource Link
  • Translate Docs into other languages - Resource Link
  • G Suite Admin Console getting updates including faster loading, improved search, unified app management, and new policies for users and devices - Resource Link, Resource Link
  • Display the word count as you type in Google Docs - Resource Link
  • New improvements for Jamboard mobile and tablet apps - Resource Link
  • Chrome version 77 adds built-in feature to send webpages to and from your desktop and mobile devices - Resource Link
  • Form Notifications add-on now available in the G Suite Marketplace - Resource Link
  • Google Expeditions now has the option to share a link to individual Expeditions and specific scenes - Resource Link
  • Google launches "Recover Together" website with addiction recovery resources - Resource Link
  • Google adds Live Caption feature to Hangouts Meet on Android - Resource Link
  • Google Docs and Slides adds custom line spacing for text - Resource Link
  • Google Docs adding link preview feature - Resource Link
  • Chrome gets updates including tab previews, answers in the address bar, color customization, and more - Resource Link
  • Search, view and add bots directly within Hangouts Chat- Resource Link
  • Transformation reports from Google for Education are now generally available - Resource Link
  • Google Assistant comes to more Chromebooks - Resource Link
  • Dark theme is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS - Resource Link
  • Find people and rooms more easily on the Hangouts Chat mobile app - Resource Link

Show and Tell
  • My, Myself and I Google Slides - Mr. Theriault - Resource Link
  • Video - "Diving into Google: An advanced search methods tutorial" - Resource Link
  • SearchReSearch blog from Google's Dan Russell - Resource Link
  • 30 Ways To Use Google Search For Critical Thinking In The Classroom- Resource Link
  • 4 Ideas for Promoting Creative Thinking with your Content - Resource Link
  • Chromebook Gestures- Resource Link
  • Parent Conference Translator- Resource Link
  • SnackVids - Easy site to pull the transcript from a YouTube video and help you search for the words you want - Resource Link
  • Google Slides "Mystery Reveal" Template - Resource Link
  • "Creator Studio" add-on for Google Slides - Resource Link
  • 6 Chromebook keyboard shortcuts that save time - Resource Link
  • Spice Up Your Slides with 600+ Free Design Templates - Resource Link
  • 3 Tips to Turn Your Lectures into Engaging Conversations - Resource Link
  • Student Metacognitive Portfolios Using Google Sheets - Resource Link
  • Learner Portfolios with Google Sites - Resource Link
  • Hacking Google Sites to create template for student portfolios - Resource Link
  • The Power of Google Drawings to Engage Students - Resource Link
  • Bookmarks in Chrome – Everything you need to know to use your bookmarks like a pro! - Resource Link
  • How to Manually Update Chromebooks - Resource Link

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

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