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New Gmail Features Deep Dive

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By +James Sayer

And so...it’s here! The new Gmail just launched globally this week and users will start seeing the option to turn it on over the next few days (if you haven’t already). So what is the new Gmail interface like and how will it impact your productivity? We dive deeper into Gmail here….

I remember back in 2004 I accepted my invitation to join Gmail. Beginning with 1GB of space (that doesn't sound so much these days!) we were amazed at all the free storage. And as a bonus, the amount of space would increase incrementally on a daily basis! Nowadays we have unlimited storage with Google EDU domains..so how can Google innovate on email now?

The last time Gmail was updated was 2011, so it was about time the interface got a refresh. Google have been careful to test the new interface on senior users whom are more sensitive to drastic changes in usability. Whilst functionality has seen some major boosts, you will still find most of your favorite tools and options in their exis…

#GooglePDStories: Stepping Up

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London Summit Ft Google Education-Step Up By Lawrence Tijjani 
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of running a session at Google Education’s London Summit run by AppsEsvent. AppsEvents is a Google Certified Partner who are responsible for providing training across Europe, Middle East, Asia and America. I’ve been working towards my Google Educator Certification (Level 1 and 2 completed) and I work in various schools co-ordinating their use of ICT. So this was a great opportunity for me. Although I was little hesitant to take up the opportunity, not because I didn’t want to do it but I worried whether my body would fail me just as I was about to present to the audience. If this is first blog post you have read read from me, I suffer from Epilepsy and an unexplained pain syndrome.)

I guess after the last four years my confidence has been dented somewhat following numerous attacks, periods of not being able to walk and being in and out of hospital. When I was teaching I always used to tel…

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 & How to Manage Chrome Devices

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In this video, Dean talks about the newly announced Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and walks you through some of the best settings for managing Chrome devices in your school or district.

Looking for training on G Suite or Chromebooks? Visit www.appsevents.com


Arch Ford Educational Services Host Google Education Summit This June

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Arch Ford Educational Services to Host Google for Education Summit
The Arch Ford Educational Services in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting the 2018 Arkansas Summit featuring Google for Education taking place at the Arch Ford Educational Service Center, 101 Bulldog Drive, Plumerville, AR.


Google Apps for Education (recently rebranded as GSuite) is a powerful suite of tools that can enhance and support 21st century learning and the Arkansas Summit is a fantastic learning event to support classroom teachers, school leaders and school IT staff.

This is the 5th year AppsEvents, an official Google for Education PD Partner, will be cooperating with Arkansas educators to deliver two days of training targeted to help all educational stakeholders become more proficient, productive and enthusiastic about utilizing the best technology resources available.

Presenters will be flying in from across the US. Speakers are both practicing educators AND leading Google EDU Experts. They…

General Data Protection Regulation and European International Schools

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General Data Protection Regulation and European International Schools
By +John M. Mikton
On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full swing in the European Union as law, focused on individual privacy and access/use of personal information of European Union citizens.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data laid down by the European Commission which impacts all European Union's (EU) organization both commercial and non commercial (non-profit) and foreign companies and organizations which handle European Union citizens personal data. 
The objective of bringing this regulation into law across the EU is in reaction to significant changes with the digitization of information and the growing power of algorithms used by large corporations in analysing and using personal data for commercial use. The General Data Protection Regulation has been designed to give a greater leve…

Google Partner Summit New York March 2018 Highlights

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AppsEvents was delighted to be asked to attend the ‘Google for Education Partner Summit’ in New York in March for an amazing two days of learning and sharing with partners around the world. AppsEvents had four representatives at the summit; Allison Mollica-USA Director, Dean Stokes-UK Director, Dan Taylor-CEO and Oli Trussell.
The event took place over two days in the amazing Google offices in the Chelsea area of midtown Manhattan. The offices are really awe inspiring and take over an entire city block in the old headquarters of the Port Authority of New York. There are at least 5 restaurants and over 6000 Googlers working in the building!

The event started early with an evening event at the offices of Neverware. Neverware turns old laptops into Chromebooks and it was great to get a look at their system in their very cool midtown offices complete with standing desks and a very Googley vibe.

Google has an ecosystem of partner companies who support their efforts in education, which are …