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Google Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Male teacher works with a boy and a girl at laptop computers in the classroom.
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Since 1984, Teacher Appreciation Week has celebrated the men and women who offer their skills, caring and passion to educate our nation's most important "resource"—the next generation. 

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 sees an outpouring of gratitude and recognition for educators' remarkable efforts to bring learning into students' homes in these times of coronavirus-related school closings.  

Technology giant Google is one of those honoring teachers, with special tools and training; financial assistance; and a Google Doodle created for and in collaboration with teachers: 

  • Free tools, training, and support for educators and familiess
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    Google for Education announced new additions to Teach from Home to help ease the transition to remote learning for schools and families. With today’s updates, families can find tips and tools to manage and support their children’s use of technology.
    -Within the re-launched Teacher Center, schools and teachers leverage new and improved training materials and tutorials. These materials and tutorials are based on feedback Google for Education heard from schools and educators about what would be helpful as educators continue to adjust and transition to learning and teaching from home.
  • $2M to DonorsChoose to help support vulnerable students
    Google.org announced a $2M grant to DonorsChoose to support its Keep Kids Learning project. Today’s grant announcement is part of Google.org’s $10M Distance Learning Fund to ensure teachers and parents have access to the resources they need to keep the learning going. 
  • New Google Doodle celebrating every teacher, in classrooms and at home
    This Google Doodle was made in collaboration with 54 State Teachers of the Year. Learn why they were nominated as their respective State’s Teacher of the Year here.