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Why creating inclusive classrooms matters

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google.org is working with DonorsChoose to continue their support for more inclusive classrooms through the #ISeeMe campaign. Mr. Andy Yung, a classroom teacher from New York City, shares the power of affirming identities in his classroom. I grew up in Flushing, New York — the same community in Queens where I now teach. I’m honored and grateful to teach students who remind me of my younger self and to interact with their parents who remind me...
Tags: Google, Education, New York City, US, Queens, Google.org, Flushing New York, DonorsChoose, Yung, Diversity and Inclusion, Google org Learn, Andy Yung


Escucha las historias de los educadores en esta Semana de Apreciación del Profesor

Nota: En honor a la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor,  la Profesora Nacional del Año 2020 Tabatha Rosproy nos comparte su historia, así como algunas de las formas en que las que estamos apoyando a los maestros este año.  Cada año, la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor llega en un momento emotivo para muchos maestros, alrededor del final del ciclo escolar. Decir adiós a nuestros estudiantes siempre es difícil, y después de un año de educar durante una pandemia, esas emociones se vuelven más inten...
Tags: Google, Education, Google.org, Moore, Gracias, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Wong Fu Productions, Tabatha Rosproy, DonorsChoose Desde 2005 Google, Google for Education On Air


Hear educators' stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.  Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying goodbye to our students is always tough, and after a year of educating during a pandemic, those emotions are more prominent than ever.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve h...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Google.org, Wong, DonorsChoose, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Tabatha Rosproy, Heritage Month APAHM Google, Katrina Moore, Conscious Kid 's YouTube, DonorsChoose Since 2005 Google, Starting Wednesday Google, DonorsChoose ISeeMe, Google org Learn


Computer Science Education Week: More help for more students

Recent research shows that only 45 percent of U.S. schools offer computer science (CS) courses, and that Black, Latinx and Female students especially lack equitable access to a CS education.  So I beat the odds: I am a Black, female, computer engineer at Google.Majoring in systems and CS at Howard University opened up so many opportunities in my life and career. Computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the U.S.; clearly, these skills are becoming as important as reading and writi...
Tags: Google, New York, Education, California, CS, Chicago, SEC, Oakland, Google.org, Howard University, San Jose State University, Computer Science Education Week, Black Latinx, Scratch Foundation, Champika Fernando, Nadirah


Investing in the next generation of NY tech talent

New York City is my home. I’m a proud graduate and parent of three children in the New York City public school system, and I chose to stay and build my career here. Twelve years ago, after a career on Wall Street, I joined Google and currently serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and co-site lead for Google’s growing New York campus. Like me, Google has been fortunate to call New York home and is committed to connecting students, teachers and job seekers to the local tech economy. Today, as ...
Tags: Google, New York, Education, New York City, CS, New Yorker, Nonprofits, Google.org, NYC Department of Education, Ben Fried, New York Jobs CEO Council


Creating more inclusive classrooms

Education is a critical element of our ongoing commitments to racial equity. Classrooms offer a space to imagine and encourage a more equitable and just future. This is not new work, but following the heinous deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black members of our communities, there’s an even greater sense of urgency to make progress toward creating this future together. Building on last year’s $5 million Google.org grant to help DonorsChoose launch #ISeeMe—an ...
Tags: Google, Education, America, Black, Google.org, HANNAH, DonorsChoose, Latinx, George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery Breonna Taylor, Ed Trust


Supporting refugees and displaced people on World Refugee Day

More than 79 million were displaced at the end of last year as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations—29 million of which were refugees. Since 2015, we’ve given more than $30 million in Google.org grants to help provide emergency support and access to vital information and educational resources to more than one million refugees. Today, on World Refugee Day, we’re renewing our commitment to work together with nonprofits and find more long-term solutions. We’re supp...
Tags: Google, Education, Youtube, Turkey, Search, Morocco, Algeria, UNHCR, Google.org, Mena, Jacquelline Fuller, Lebanon Jordan, Farsi, UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, Already YouTube


To every teacher, thank you times infinity

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson as today’s guest author to share the many ways we’re celebrating and supporting teachers, in classrooms or at home.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve been afforded opportunities that most teachers don’t get. It’s been exciting and rewarding to advocate for my students—some of the most resilient and courageous people I know—in places like the White House and Halls of Congress...
Tags: Google, Education, Congress, White House, Doodles, Chicago, Google.org, Amanda, Bloom, MASLOW, DonorsChoose, Rodney Robinson, Amanda Calzada, Edu OnAir, National PTA CCSSO


Helping educators and students stay connected

As many educational institutions around the globe are undergoing, extending or planning closures due to COVID-19, half of the world’s student population is unable to attend school. Educators face the challenge of teaching remotely at an unprecedented scale, and in some cases, for the first time.In the last week we’ve created new distance learning resources including a collection of training materials, a list of useful apps, a new [email protected] YouTube resource designed for families, as well as a se...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Education, Khan Academy, Google.org, Google for Education, Google Educator Group, COVID, COVID-19 response, Avni Shah


$10 million to increase diversity in Bay Area STEM classrooms

Editor's Note:This guest post comes from Dr. Allison Scott, Chief Research Officer of the Kapor Center, a nonprofit aiming to increase diversity and inclusion in technology.Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as STEM) play a critical role in our society, touching every aspect of our lives. STEM occupations are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying, and contribute significantly to our nation’s economy. To get students on track for STEM careers, they have to start e...
Tags: Google, Education, California, Ap, CS, Google.org, Bay Area, Computer Science CS, Allison Scott, Kapor Center, Dr. Allison Scott, Equal Opportunity Schools UC Berkeley


Affirming the identities of teachers and students in the classroom

Editor’s note: In this post, Kristina Joye Lyles from DonorsChoose.org shares about teaming up with Google.org to launch the #ISeeMe campaign.I joined DonorsChoose.org in 2013 and have long been working with organizations like Google.org who share our belief in the power of teachers. To date, Google.org has provided over $25 million to support classrooms on DonorsChoose.org, and last week, they committed an additional $5 million to teachers, with a focus on supporting diverse and inclusive class...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Google.org, McLeod, DonorsChoose, Lumberton North Carolina, Diversity and Inclusion, Kristina Joye Lyles, Mrs Toro Maysaspires


Affirming the identities of teachers and students in the classroom through #ISeeMe

Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to have Kristina Joye Lyles from DonorsChoose.org as a guest author, sharing about teaming up with Google.org to launch the #ISeeMe campaign.I joined DonorsChoose.org in 2013 and have long been working with organizations like Google.org who share our belief in the power of teachers. To date, Google.org has provided over $25 million to support classrooms on DonorsChoose.org, and last week, they committed an additional $5 million to teachers, with a focus on supportin...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Google.org, McLeod, DonorsChoose, Lumberton North Carolina, Diversity and Inclusion, Kristina Joye Lyles, Mrs Toro Maysaspires


Why you should thank a teacher this week, and always

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson, as today’s guest author (and Doodler), who shares more about his journey and all the ways we’re celebrating teachers this week and beyond.I went into teaching to honor my first teacher: my mother, Sylvia Robinson. Growing up in rural Virginia, she dreamed of becoming  an educator but was denied the chance due to poverty and segregation; instead, she ran an in-home daycare...
Tags: Google, Education, Virginia, New York City, America, Doodles, District Of Columbia, Google.org, Bay Area, Sylvia Robinson, TED Ed, DonorsChoose, Today Google, Diversity and Inclusion, Shanna Peeples, Rodney Robinson


How I teach my friends to know what's actually true online

Editor's note: Madelyn Knight, 18, is a senior at Southport High School in Indianapolis and is the editor-in-chief of the school news magazine, The Journal. She was recently awarded the 2019 Indiana High School Journalist of the Year by the Indiana High School Press Association.  MediaWise is part of the Google News Initiative and is a Google.orgfunded partnership between The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), theLocal Media Association(LMA) and the...
Tags: Google, Education, Indiana, Indianapolis, Nasa, Google.org, Indiana University, High School Journalism Institute, Google News Initiative, MediaWise, Madelyn Knight, Southport High School, Indiana High School Press Association MediaWise


Helping Latino students learn to code

Growing up in Costa Rica, I was always passionate about creating things and solving puzzles. That’s what drove me to computer science. I saw it as an opportunity to explore my interests and open doors to new possibilities. It's that love and passion that eventually helped me get to Google, and to the United States, where I now live.Computer science requires students to learn how to think in a totally new way. Getting into that mindset can be really hard for anyone, but it can be even tougher if ...
Tags: Google, Education, US, CS, United States, Costa Rica, Black, Google.org, YWCA, CS First, CS First Google


Happy National Youth Science Day from Google and 4-H

Today kicks off the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day--the start of a month-long celebration to challenge kids and educators excited about computer science (CS) through hands-on projects—and for the first time, Google.org is supporting the effort.I’ve been involved in 4-H since I was nine. I joined because I wanted to show horses (just like my big sister), which I did as an Iowa 4-H member for 10 years. Now I use some of my time at Google to support 4-H students around the country. Alon...
Tags: Google, Education, CS, Iowa, Googlers, Google.org, Curtis, Santa Clara CA, Fiona, H Club, CS First, National 4 H Council West Virginia University, MIT Scratch, Fiona Reyes, CS First Animate, California Computer Science Pathway Team


AI4ALL participants tell all—summer camps get girls involved in AI and tech

AI4ALL, a nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence, believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn about AI and explore its applications. We share the same belief, and have gotten more kids involved in computer science and technology by donating to organizations like Code.org, building programs like Made with Code and CS First, and most recently helping AI4ALL expand learning resources for underrepresented youth. With a $1 million grant fr...
Tags: Google, Education, Stanford, Canada, Michigan, Oakland, Google.org, Bay Area, Tess, Ottawa Canada, Ananya, NLP, Dan Jurafsky, Dijkstra, Tess Posner, Ananya Karthik


Thanking teachers by helping them get the resources they need

Editor’s note:Teacher Appreciation Week starts today, and we’re honored to have Charles Best, the Founder of DonorsChoose.org as our guest author. We’re big fans of DonorsChoose.org,  and are proud to be longtime supporters of their model of helping teachers. Today, we’re taking that one step further in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Keep an eye on the Education page and follow along on Twitter throughout the week to see how we’re celebrating. When I taught history in a public school in ...
Tags: Google, Education, Bronx, Google.org, DonorsChoose, Charles Best, Charles Best the Founder of DonorsChoose, Narisetty, AP Physics lab Ms Gibson


Digital skills for Arabic speakers everywhere

In the Middle East and North Africa, only 38 percent of youth believe their education gives them the skills they need to enter the workforce. By 2020, one in five jobs in the Arab world will require digital skills that aren’t widely available today. Many women are contributing to the innovation coming out of the Arab world, yet this region has among the lowest female economic involvement globally.To address the growing skills gap in the region’s workforce, and to help ensure that opportunities c...
Tags: Google, Education, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Google.org, North Africa, Al Arab, MiSK Foundation, Zain Kamal Masri


Zendaya and Google.org help a community school bloom

In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves. It’s founder, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, believes education is the way to help young people understand that they can transform not only their community, but the world. By creating the conditions for our youngest change-makers...
Tags: Google, Education, San Francisco, CS, Oakland, Google.org, Zendaya, Tupac Shakur, Alvin Ailey, Concrete Community School, Jeff Duncan Andrade, Causes & Community, Adrian Schurr, East Oakland California With, Duncan Andrade, Jeff Duncan Andrade Roses


Google.org and StoryWeaver feed a hunger for reading

Today is International Mother Language Day which celebrates languages from around the world. More than 40% of the world’s children don’t have access to education materials in a language they understand. So to help close those gaps, we’re continuing our support of nonprofit organizations like Pratham Books.Since 2013, Google.org has given more than $4 million to Pratham Books to build and grow their StoryWeaver platform which today includes thousands of stories in over 100 languages. We’ve also s...
Tags: Google, Education, Google.org, Pratham Books, Hannah Peter, Pratham Books Since 2013 Google


A new pathway to roles in IT Support

Today, we’re launching the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera—a first-of-its-kind online program to prepare people for roles in IT support. With no previous experience required, beginning learners can become entry-level job ready in eight to 12 months. This program is part of Grow with Google, our initiative to help people get the skills they need to find a job. There’s no better example of a dynamic, fast-growing field than IT support. With more and more people relyin...
Tags: Google, Education, United States, Google.org, UPMC, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Grow With Google, Natalie Van Kleef Conley, Edgar Barragan


Fostering a love for reading among Indonesian kids

Siti Arofa teaches a first grade class at SD Negeri Sidorukan in Gresik, East Java. Many of her students start the school year without foundational reading skills or even an awareness of how fun books can be. But she noticed that whenever she read out loud using different expressions and voices, the kids would sit up and their faces would light up with excitement. One 6-year-old student, Keyla, loves repeating the stories with a full imitation of Siti’s expressions. Developing this love for stor...
Tags: Google, Education, Indonesia, Google.org, Jakarta, Bahasa Indonesia, Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Google in Asia, SITI, Causes & Community, Ryan Rahardjo, Siti Arofa, SD Negeri Sidorukan, Keyla


Teaming up with SocialWorks to bring computer science to Chicago Public Schools

Today, 5th grade students at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago got a surprise. It was cool enough that they were doing a coding activity with Chicago Googlers as a part of Computer Science Education Week—but then another Chicago native joined the fun. When Chance The Rapper arrived, there were shouts of excitement and delight, and Chance even gave coding a try. SocialWorks, a non profit co-founded by Chance, is on a mission to expose youth across the city to programming and to ensur...
Tags: Google, Education, Chicago, Google.org, Chance, Chicago Public Schools, U S Virgin Islands, Computer Science Education Week, David Drummond, SocialWorks, KaMar Galloway, Adam Clayton Powell Jr Academy, Chicago Googlers, Chicago Public Schools ' CS4All Initiative, Justin Cunningham, Justin Steele Google org Principal


Tackling the "homework gap" with the National AfterSchool Association

Editor’s note: We’re providing a $500,000 grant to support the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) as a part of our ongoing commitment to help underserved communities deliver on the promise of educational technology. In this post, Gina Warner, president and CEO of the National AfterSchool Association, describes how we’re helping students access the technology they need to learn and grow beyond classroom walls. Learning doesn’t stop after the school bell rings. Students actually spend 80 perce...
Tags: Google, Education, NAA, Google.org, Stamford, Causes & Community, Gina Warner, National AfterSchool Association, National AfterSchool Association NAA, Connecticut AfterSchool Network, DOMUS Kids


Investing £1 million in training for computing teachers in the U.K.

Advancing our students’ understanding of the principles and practices of computing is critical to developing a competitive workforce for the 21st century.In every field, businesses of all sizes are looking to hire people who understand computing, so we need more students to leave school confident in skills like coding, computational thinking, machine learning and cybersecurity.The U.K. has already led the way in preparing for this future by making computer science education a part of the school ...
Tags: Google, England, Education, CS, Royal Society, Google.org, U K, U K government, Through Google, Obum Ekeke, National Centre for Computing, Leeds U K Through, Teach First and University of Wolverhampton, Code Club UK


Opportunity for everyone

Editor’s note: Today in Pittsburgh, PA, we announced three initiatives that expand on our efforts to create more opportunity for everyone: Grow with Google, a new initiative to help Americans with the skills they need to get a job or grow their business, $1 billion in Google.org grants over five years to nonprofits around the world, and 1 million hours that Googlers can volunteer to nonprofits. This is a modified version of the remarks our CEO Sundar Pichai gave at today’s event. To me Pitt...
Tags: Google, Education, Small Business, India, America, Entrepreneurs, Google Search, Indianapolis, Pennsylvania, United States, Goodwill, Chromebooks, Sundar Pichai, Economist, Google.org, Coursera


Celebrating International Literacy Day

UNESCO’s International Literacy Day is a moment to celebrate the magic of reading, and to find solutions that can help the more than 250 million children around the world who lack basic literacy skills. Many of these children are at risk of falling even further behind due to a lack of sufficient reading materials or access to environments that promote learning. For example, in the U.S., each year 43.2 books are published for every 100,000 people, while in India, a country with 22 official langua...
Tags: Google, Education, Congress, Singapore, India, Unesco, Philippines, Mountain View, Dublin, Google.org, Pratham Books, Nick Cain, StoryWeaver, Mahmoud Ramadan, Xime Daud, Marv Echipare


Google and 826 Valencia invite you to a “planet ruled by love”

In 2015, 826 Valencia—an organization that helps under-resourced students develop their writing skills—won a Google.org Impact Challenge grant to expand their programs in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. After receiving the grant, 826 turned to a group of volunteer Googlers to figure out how to use technology to amplify students’ voices. The result was a story about a “planet ruled by love,” written by young students and told through a new medium—virtual reality.The Keyword team sat down...
Tags: Google, Education, Rebecca, Vr, Valencia, Google.org, Ryan, Lauren, Google VR, Elisabeth Leoni, San Francisco 's Tenderloin, Rebecca Sills, Ryan Chen, Lauren Hall, Valencia Keyword


Helping 4-H equip students with skills they’ll need for the future

The world is changing rapidly, creating new opportunities and careers we can’t yet predict. But even with a lot of unknowns, skills like collaboration, problem solving and technical know-how can be the tools students need to adapt and thrive, no matter what the future holds.Today, at the Illinois State Fair, where hundreds of 4-H youth are exhibiting projects, we announced our support of 4-H with a $1.5 million Google.org grant to provide students around the country the opportunity to grow futur...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, Education, Indianapolis, United States, Illinois, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, Bruce Rauner, Julie, H Club, CS First, Jennifer Sirangelo, Julie Eddleman



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