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Kickstart guides for Android apps from Google Play for Education now available! 

Ready to learn more about a specific app? Build your app-titude with our new kickstart guides designed to get you up and running in 15 minutes or so. You’ll learn best practices for how to use the app as well as how to incorporate it into your instruction. Get started here: #PlayForEdu
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wonderful resource - can't wait to share it with our district.
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Now introducing: New #GoogleClassroom treats for teachers & students. 
Add a personal touch to your account the way you might decorate your physical classroom with 48 new images and themes to choose from. Plus, updates to the mobile app on iOS and Android.
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Conversation between me (IT Director) and a Classroom teacher.

Me: Google Classroom updated some features today.
Teacher: Really, what?
Me: They added the ability to add your own picture to your class.
Teacher: Why didn't they add something useful, like Co-Teachers.
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Encourage your students to believe in growth mindset to challenge problems in and out of the classroom with this +TED talk.
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How do you encourage your students to think outside the box in the classroom? #CSFirst
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  #BHM pioneer Rita Dove's love of writing inspired this Pulitzer Prize winner to become an English professor at +University of Virginia 
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How are put the stop to people ho come oven my place night.
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#BHM pioneer Ben Carson went from being the bottom of his class to becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon
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Schools in Britain are using #GAFE to make learning interactive and digital in the classroom

Google Apps for Education encourages teachers to rethink their learning models, develop critical thinking and use different forms of technology in the classroom. Learn more about the role #GoogleEdu is playing in schools:
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+UK Tutoring Services-Cambodia  Australia... but I have no idea what that has to do with it. You should be asking how the systems for comparing country's education systems is being used. 

Take PISA for example:
In Singapore it is well known that students with disabilities such as autism or dyslexia are often not tested and the education system (and culture) are dismissive of them. As opposed to Australia where such students are tested and taught in collaboration with other students. This results in a drop of perceived education in countries that are inclusive, while other countries less inclusive have a perceived rise. I am sure if Singapore started testing everyone to the same degree Australia did then they would be very shocked... and this is just one example of why global testing is flawed.

In terms of Autism and Dyslexia technology can help. I have found that both can often (but not always) find typing as a useful way of avoiding the hazards of their problems in areas of writing as it helps them review their own writing, something many can nto do normally due to very messy writing (messy writing for a high spectrum autism and dyslexia is not usually something that can easily be trained to avoid).
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Headers and Footers - the way you want them
One of your biggest requests (especially those of you who use +Google Docs to write academic papers) is to be able to customize how headers and footers appear on the first pages of your documents. 

With today’s updates, you can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of your documents, which comes in handy for:
-   Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
-   Starting page numbering on the second page
-   Making a title page without headers or footers

After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox--just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page.

There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers--like on the bottom of the second page, for example.
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+Nicholas Stefan Yes, you can.  Just click back into the header/footer area and delete the text that's there.  It's gone from the header.
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Learn more. Do more. Try more. Catch up on this month's newsletter for all things #GSF2015
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Become a Google Apps Certified Administrator 

Interested in spotlighting your knowledge as an IT leader with Google Apps? The Google Apps Admin Certification is an exam that tests your knowledge of Google Apps administration. Administrators with at least six months experience managing a Google Apps domain with 50+ users are the best candidates, although anyone is welcome to take the exams. Once you pass, you will receive an electronic certificate and Google Apps Certified Administrator logo files that you can place in your email signature, on your website, or anywhere else you’d like. Learn more and register here:
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Hey that's me in the picture! Do I get an automatic certification?
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Congratulations to App Inventor on winning the MERLOT Award!

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) Editorial and Professional Development Services is awarding +MIT App Inventor as an exemplary online learning tool in 2015.

App Inventor is a cloud-based development environment, based on Google AppEngine,  that lets non-programmers, including students as young as middle school, create original applications for Android smartphones and tablets. Read the full announcement post here: #edtech
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This Google+ Page is for people who are passionate about education and the role technology can play in it. Through this page we'll be sharing news and tips, and we look forward to hearing from you through comments and questions.

We invest heavily in education initiatives and partnerships through our products, programs, and tools. Our education work, and this page, focuses on three areas:

  • Making learning magical for students
  • Empowering innovative communities
  • Building a foundation of technology and access
To learn more about Google for Education, add this page to one of your Circles & visit our website.