G Suite gives Littles a platform to create and share

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Today we have a guest blog post from Christine Pinto, a Kindergarten teacher for Arcadia Unified in Southern California and the founder of the hashtag #GAfE4Littles. As an advocate for the CAN mindset and believer in empowering students to be creative critical thinkers, we've partnered with Christine to share how Google tools can be used to support little learners.

If you enjoy her blog, be sure to join us and Christine for her webinar on September 21: Google tools for Little Learners. We hope to see you there!

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Rolling out assistive technology in a school environment

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This week we have a guest blog post from Randy Lyseng, an assistant principal and Certified Google Education Trainer responsible for a wide variety of technology PD and tools.

As a seasoned educator with over 25 years public school experience as a teacher, university facilitator, and educational technology consultant for a district of approximately 5,000 teachers, we turned to Randy to get his expertise on rolling out assistive technology school-wide.

If you are planning on using assistive technology or other education technology across your school or district this school year, you won't want to miss Randy's best practices.

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Texthelp’s New PDF Reader Now Available

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Portable Document Format (PDF) files continue to be one of the most popular file formats found both on and off the web. They’re great when you need to retain formatting, restrict others from editing, or save a digital copy of a file. PDFs are also easily viewable on devices ranging from phones to Chromebooks. 

There’s always room for improvement however. That’s why we've been working on a new PDF Reader that provides a speedy experience while integrating all the bells and whistles anyone looking to interact with PDFs would want. Read on to find out more.

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Math Instruction + EdTech = Success

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Math plays a critical role in a student’s learning development and future success in school. That is why it is so important for young students to gain math skills early in life. Unfortunately, studies show that the majority of students are scoring below proficient in math. Luckily, technology can help.

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Foster Avid Readers with the Fluency Tutor Share Extension

Over the last year we’ve introduced dozens of updates (both small and large) to Fluency Tutor for Google to help students and teachers get the most out of the friendly Chrome app. This includes things like comprehension questions, data exporting, more reading levels, easier ways to purchase, and more. 

If you’ve used Fluency Tutor before, you probably know that it comes with nearly 500 reading passages out of the box. All free and sortable by Lexile level or reading age. In addition, there are student and teacher share extensions that allow you to create a Fluency Tutor passage from any Google Doc or web page. 

Not familiar with the share extensions? Keep reading to learn more!

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