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What's New in Google - November 2019

"What's New in Google? November 2019" with yellow starburst and Google "G"
(Image credit: Eric Curts)

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from November 2019, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our November 2019 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the summer months. This includes 24 new Google updates and 21 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 November 2019 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fwzu64aV3c

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

  • Live captions in Hangouts Meet now available on iOS - Resource Link
  • Chrome version 79 getting features including tab freezing and shared clipboard - Resource Link
  • Set group membership deletion limits in Google Cloud Directory Sync - Resource Link
  • Learn how to organize and analyze data with Google Sheets on Coursera - Resource Link
  • Google extends the life of over 100 Chromebooks w/ extra year of software support - Resource Link
  • Chrome OS gets Virtual Desks feature to organize your workspace and multitask, as well as Click-to-call and easier printing options - Resource Link
  • Insert collapsible text boxes into new Google Sites - Resource Link
  • Google updates Teachable Machine AI tool with option to save and export your learning model - Resource LinkResource Link
  • Rollout update for adding audio to Google Slides presentations - Resource Link
  • New palette features added to the Equatio Chrome Extension - Resource Link
  • Right-to-left language support available for new Google Sites - Resource Link
  • Google launches the FreddieMeter, an AI-powered tool to measure how much you sing like Freddie Mercury - Resource Link
  • Google Search on mobile now lets you practice pronouncing words. English now with Spanish coming soon - Resource Link
  • Google Classroom Rubrics can now be reused - Resource Link
  • Google adds settings in Admin Console to control Working Hours option in Calendar - Resource Link
  • Revamped My Devices page will help users find and manage their devices- Resource Link
  • Add different page numbers to different sections in Google Docs - Resource Link
  • Google Sites adding option for site viewers to submit feedback - Resource Link
  • Google adds new Project tool so you can create your own tours and stories in Google Earth including locations, images, videos, icons, lines, Street View, and collaborative editing - Resource Link
  • Coppa and Youtube - Resource Link
  • Smart Compose for Google Docs launching in beta - Resource Link
  • Google discontinuing Cloud Print as of December 31, 2020 - Resource Link
  • Google opens Beta program to allow G Suite accounts to use Google Assistant (instead of just personal Google accounts) - Resource Link
  • Google's "My Storytime" website lets you record your own stories that can be played on a Google Home and shared with others - Resource Link

Show and Tell

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

Google User Group schedule - https://sites.google.com/view/geg-ohio/monthly-meetings

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Eric Curts is an education trainer and consultant with over 20 years' experience throughout the U.S. He is an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator. Read his blog at www.controlaltachieve.com and follow him on Google+ and @ericcurts on Twitter.