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Google for Education Team Professional Development Email Series

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The Google for Education team have developed a Professional Development Email Series that your school can send to its teachers as a back-to-school exercise.

This 9-week series of professional development content covers the basic skills of using G Suite for Education in the classroom. It’s aim is to help your school provide its teachers resources for the following:
Help educators see that Google technologies can make their lives simpler and easier Increase daily usage of G Suite for Education and ChromebooksRaise awareness of Google's free online Training CentreHelp teachers become a Google Certified Educator Level 1 Please fill out this form if you think this might be beneficial or want to check out the content. A member of the Google for Education team will get in touch.

By the way, we have lots of events coming up soon, including a summit in Munich during Oktoberfest! Check out all the upcoming events on our website.

2017 South Coast Maine #GIESummit Highlight

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Here’s a great feedback fresh from the South Coast Maine summit held this week hosted by the Biddeford & Dayton schools. “Summer learning; we all do it right!? Well the past two days I have been participating in the South Coast Maine Summit featuring Google Education at Biddeford High School. A long way from Lincoln, but totally worth it. Before I even dive into my learning, let me just say that you can find their future events HERE and I recommend going.” - Jessica Meservey Read more about Jessica’s experience and summit takeaways here.

#GSuiteHacks : Extracting text from an image in Google Keep

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Did you know? You can extract text from an image in Google Keep! Simply upload the image in Keep. Tap the image once and select 'Grab image text' from the menu.

You can even save it to a Google Doc for sharing or editing later!

Respectful Endings : Best Practices on Terminating Student Accounts

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by +Louise Jones

‘Putting learners at the heart of our ICT Strategy’ is a development many schools, colleges and local authorities state and more importantly are now doing. This is happening moreso as council’s shift from blanket corporate / office style ICT provision to new digital and tech rich learning environments, appropriate for 21st Century Learning. In practice what this means is that every aspect of strategy and policy is designed to ensure what is right for learning and is also respectful to learners.

As usage of Gmail and G Suite Core Apps such as Drive and Sites increases it is crucial to think carefully about positive and respectful endings. Obviously G Suite Education accounts can’t be kept for ever and accounts have to be removed at some point. But when learners have relied upon tools (more than ever) the need to be mindful of the exit process and the need to ‘take out’ content for use in the future has to be part of the strategy. This might include CVs built up over t…