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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Jun 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Google made big announcements about the improvements and new features they are bringing to Google for Education tools, like Google Classroom, Google Meet for Education, and Google Workspace for Education, Chromebooks, etc. Very are interesting and useful features. For example, they are integrating tools like Kahoot! Into the classroom environment, so that you can have quizzes and games and integration with online, offline, hybrid models of teaching. Many ministries, nonprofits that are listening tome, churches, you all have Bible colleges, and you use Google Classroom for various needs. So this is something you might want to make a note of, and pass it on to your technology team, so that they can integrate these new features into your current workflow. For example, they say that you can have Roster import feature, you can have Practice Sets that lets you assess the understanding level of the students.Lots of interesting features. Definitely pass this detail on to your technology team.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, June 2022 with source links from Apple, TikTok, Google, Instagram, PayPal, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Apple WWDC 2022: Highlights & Trends for Nonprofits & Churches
🗞️ News 2: Google for Education tools, Classroom & Meet get a major upgrade
🗞️ News 3: TikTok launches Memoji-like Avatars to be used as overlays in videos
🗞️ News 4: Instagram expands Reels to 90 secs; releases Pinning & Reels Stickers
🗞️ News 5: Web3: PayPal allows transfer to external wallets; Meta syncs VR & Phone
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.