Friday, May 29, 2020

What's New in Google - May 2020

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from May 2020, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our May 2020 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the last month. This includes 23 new Google updates and 24 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 May 2020 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 G Suite

May 2020
  • 5/5/2020 - Google Chrome prepares Android’s ‘Live Caption’ for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS - Resource link
  • 5/7/2020 - New Google Lens features to help you be more productive - Resource link
  • 5/7/2020 - Kids can learn at home with Read Along app for Android - Resource link
  • 5/8/2020 - Google search on mobile adds new educational AR and 3D models - Resource link
  • 5/8/2020 - Google Duo adds doodling on mobile and group calls on the web - Resource link
  • 5/11/2020 - Free virtual digital skills training from Grow with Google - Resource Link
  • 5/12/2020 - Google launches ‘Change the Game Design Challenge’ for students w/ free Chromebooks for entrants - Resource link
  • 5/12/2020 - Google Meet now available for personal Google accounts - Resource link
  • 5/13/2020 - Chrome adding tab groups for better organization and management - Resource link
  • 5/13/2020 - Google Earth launches revamped search experience w/ featured places, layers, more - Resource link
  • 5/18/2020 - Google Chat now lets you talk to people outside of your domain - Resource link
  • 5/18/2020 - Google Chrome’s new Tab Groups prepare collapse feature to save space - Resource link
  • 5/19/2020 - Chrome updates include new organization for extensions and security settings - Resource link
  • 5/20/2020- New user setting to hide or show Google Meet in Gmail- Resource Link
  • 5/20/2020 - Change to the format of secondary Calendar and resources - Resource link
  • 5/20/2020 - Google Blogger updates the look for editors - Resource link
  • 5/21/2020 - Google adds accessibility updates for Action Blocks, Live Transcribe, and Sound Amplifier - Resource link
  • 5/24/2020 - Google Chrome experimenting with a new Profile Picker - Resource link
  • 5/26/2020 - Share folders in shared drives with a new beta - Resource link
  • 5/26/2020 - New Google Groups now generally available - Resource link
  • 5/26/2020 - New quick settings help you optimize your Gmail layout - Resource link
  • 5/27/2020- Use the new Google Chat app for fast and reliable communication- Resource Link 5/28/2020 - Learn more about anxiety with a self-assessment on Search - Resource link

Show and Tell

Resources from Eric Curts

Resources from Stephanie Howell

(For more community submitted resources from the meeting, see the agenda document.)

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

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