How your faith community can come together online

April 8th, 2020

Over the past few weeks and months, people all over the world have been learning new ways to stay connected to each other while remaining apart physically. Faith communities are rapidly shifting from traditional in-person gatherings to online—sometimes for the very first time. With Passover, Easter, Ramadan and other important holidays coming up this month,…

Play Stadia Pro for free, starting today

April 8th, 2020

We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory. Keeping social distance is vital, but staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating. Video games can be a valuable way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home, so we’re giving gamers in 14 countries free access…

5 tips for effective distance learning during school closures

April 8th, 2020

For the foreseeable future, most teachers will be teaching in front of a screen instead of a classroom. For educators who are new to distance learning, it can be challenging to know where to start. So we asked our Certified Innovators, a passionate community of Google for Education experts transforming education across the world, to share…

Cloud Covered: Google Cloud in March

April 7th, 2020

This past month brought dramatic changes to our daily routines as a result of COVID-19. In a time of social distancing, technology helped fill many of the gaps in our lives. So we explored how cloud technology is helping, and how it’s keeping up with all of our online needs. We worked at home, together….

What’s new in Chrome OS: Easy navigation in Chromebook tablet mode

April 7th, 2020

With the latest Chrome OS update, Chromebook tablet mode is simpler to navigate thanks to new gestures, the launch of Quick shelf, and updates to Chrome browser that are tailored specifically for the tablet mode. What is Chromebook “tablet mode”? Chromebooks, which all run on Chrome OS, help you to get things done and keep…

Accessibility ideas for distance learning during COVID-19

April 7th, 2020

The massive shift towards distance learning presents many challenges for students, educators and guardians alike. But supporting students who have disabilities or require a hands-on approach in the classroom is an even greater challenge. Educators around the world are putting in long days to find creative ways to support all students in this new setting,…

11 startups addressing global problems—here’s how we’re helping

April 7th, 2020

When we announced our Google for Startups Accelerator on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in November, we did not foresee how dramatically day-to-day life would soon change. The COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread health, social and economic consequences have made the goal of the program—to help founders build technology to  solve serious issues facing our…

Support for public health workers fighting COVID-19

April 6th, 2020

This week, we’re beginning a series of Doodles to recognize the many people responding to COVID-19—from doctors and nurses caring for people on the front lines to teachers and food service workers ensuring essential goods and services are still available. Coinciding with the start of National Public Health Week in the U.S., our first Doodle in the series shines…

Ways to stay informed on coronavirus news

April 6th, 2020

Around the world, people are turning to the news to understand the evolving coronavirus pandemic. We’re working to help people find and engage with quality news across our products to stay informed on COVID-19 developments. Surfacing the latest authoritative coverage The new COVID-19 experience on Google News pulls together and organizes all the latest news…

Chromebook accessibility tools for distance learning

April 2nd, 2020

Around the world, 1.5 billion students are now adjusting to learning from home. For students with disabilities, this adjustment is even more difficult without hands-on classroom instruction and support from teachers and learning specialists. For educators and families using Chromebooks, there are a variety of built-in accessibility features to customize students’ learning experience and make…