Every month Google rolls out updates to the products that teachers know and love. Some of those updates are significant and others are just minor tweaks that make life a little easier. Here are some of the more significant product updates that occurred in April.
1. A completely new version of Google Earth was unveiled. The new version was designed to be used in the Chrome web browser, in turn making it available for Chromebook users. Click here
to watch my tour of the new Google Earth. And join me in Teaching History With Technology
to learn how to use Google Earth in your classroom.
2. Google Classroom is now available to anyone who has a Gmail address. As long as you have a Gmail address you can create and or join Google Classroom courses. Click here
for directions on how to make your own Google Classroom. Join me in Getting Going With G Suite
to learn how all parts of G Suite can work together in your classroom.
6. Google+, the social network that everyone has, but no one remembers, has a new “Topics” feature
that is supposed to help you discover more posts about things you are interested in.
7. For administrators there is a new option
for controlling who can or cannot use Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets in offline mode.