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Learn to code with Grasshopper, now on desktop

October 8th, 2019

We created Grasshopper to increase access to coding education and to help prepare people for career opportunities in tech. As part of our Grow with Google initiative to create economic opportunity for everyone, today we’re announcing that Grasshopper is now available on desktop, with additional courses to help you build new coding skills. Learn in…

A privacy-safe approach to managing ad frequency

October 8th, 2019

At Google, we believe it’s possible to improve user privacy while preserving access to the ad-supported web. Back in August, we shared an update on the progress we’re making toward this vision. Chrome put forward a series of proposals inviting the web standards community to start a discussion on how to advance user privacy while…

Creepy clowns and cute couples: 2019’s top Halloween costumes

October 8th, 2019

It’s October, which means it’s officially the spookiest time of the year. We don’t want to wait until the 31st to start having some fun, so we’re back with this year’s Frightgeist, Google Trends’ collection of Halloween’s most-searched costumes. People looking to (trick or) treat themselves to the perfect Halloween look started the costume hunt…

How classroom tech brings accessibility with dignity

October 7th, 2019

For Lisa Berghoff, Director of Instructional Technology at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois, one of her big assistive technology “aha” moments came while working with a student with autism. The student, often disruptive in class because she wanted immediate answers to questions, needed a teaching aide at her side—an accommodation that set…

Let’s build the way to a better Bay

October 7th, 2019

Back in 2015, the Hidden Genius Project received a $500,000 Google.org grant to provide training and mentorship to young black men in the Bay Area. The grant went toward expanding their computer science Bootcamp, and to break down the barriers that prevent many young black men from getting into the tech industry. Hidden Genius Project…

Cloud Covered: What was new with Google Cloud in September

October 7th, 2019

September will always be a back-to-school season, even for those of us who have been in the working world for a while. At Google Cloud, we sharpened our pencils and embraced the spirit of learning new things last month with stories from customers, technology improvements, and a how-to for cloud developers. Mayo Clinic uses the…

How I use Google in my classroom—and other advice for teachers

October 5th, 2019

Editor’s note: Happy World Teachers’ Day! Today’s post comes from Rachel Dunne, a London-based educator who shares her advice for fellow teachers. Teachers like Rachel inspire our product, programs and philanthropy in support of educators every day. I felt overwhelmed when I first started teaching. Although I studied Primary Education in university, no amount of…

Support for job seekers and businesses across the U.S.

October 3rd, 2019

We believe that Google only succeeds when others do. So whenever we’re expanding a local office or breaking ground on a data center, we think about how we can invest in the community as a whole. That includes the people who live in the community, the teachers and students in the local schools and the…

A progress report with Google Classroom’s first school

October 3rd, 2019

Five years after Google Classroom first showed up in schools, teachers are looking back at the tool that forever changed how they organize their classes and communicate with students. Out went the long hours standing at the copy machine; in came instant feedback, easy quizzes and “do now” assignments and more engaged students. To celebrate…

A smarter wardrobe with Jacquard by Google

October 3rd, 2019

With the rapid evolution of computing, in one generation’s time, we’ve seen computers shrink from room-sized devices accessible to few to something anyone can own and hold in their hand. And with the evolution of cloud and AI we’ve reached a significant new milestone. Computing can now go beyond specialized devices and start providing digital…