Monday, December 30, 2019

Fwd: Aspen Ideas Guide to a Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit

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Subject: Aspen Ideas Guide to a Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit
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Hours of great podcast listening awaits!

Give a memorable gift this holiday — an Aspen Ideas experience!

Before you commit to another diet, workout app, or "life-changing" routine, hear what experts on the cutting edge of psychology and physiology are saying about how to change habits. Understand how mind, body, and spirit come together to make a healthy person. From endurance athletes to happiness researchers and spiritual advisers, experts on the Aspen Ideas Festival stage share insights you can use. Find out more.


What Will Our Speakers Talk About in 2020?

As we step into the New Year, the Aspen Ideas team is excited to tackle urgent topics at the upcoming Festival. Our speakers will dive into a new global order; housing insecurity; a planet in peril; our complex relationship with technology; health policy in 2020; and much more. Discover our program tracks and register today for a summer experience that will inform, delight, and inspire.


— Quoted —

"America is not about a process. It's about a condition: liberty." — George Will, columnist for The Washington Post

Hear more from Will in the session, Conservatism Under Threat.


Fwd: Finish up 2019 with EDU in 90

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As we head toward 2020, check out recent episodes of EDU in 90 to hear about updates to Google Docs, Chrome, and more.
play18@2x.png   The Latest, December 2019 
To wrap up season five of EDU in 90, Tim and Morgan are back with more updates from Google for Education. Follow along as they share the latest news on Chrome, G Suite, and more!
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play17@2x.png   Keeping up with Docs 
What's up Docs? Quite a lot - get schooled on Google Docs' new Grammar suggestion tool, streamlined word count feature, and a new suite of typefaces designed to boost reading speed and comprehension.
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play16@2x.png   More Ways to Engage Guardians with Google Tools
Looking for ways to connect with parents and guardians? On this episode of EDU in 90, Morgan and Tim share different resources that educators can leverage to engage parents and guardians. Join them as they dive into the features in Gmail, Hangouts Chat, and Be Internet Awesome.
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play15@2x.png   Innovate with Google Drive
Google Drive is a collaborative tool used by educators and students worldwide to securely save, store, and share their files. On this episode of EDU in 90, join Morgan and Tim as they share innovative recommendations from educators for using Google Drive.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Fwd: Check out the latest Google for Education newsletter

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From: Google for Education

News, research, and resources for the Google for Education community.
News, research, and resources for the Google Cloud community.
Google for Education
The Google for Education NEWSLETTER ISSUE XXV | November/December 2019
Three Things to Know
Chrome Browser Cloud Management
Chrome Browser Cloud Management (CBCM) allows administrators to manage policies and extensions for Chrome Browser on all desktop operating systems from one console. Launched in April of this year, there are already over 630,000 users leveraging CBCM.
Reuse Rubrics in Google Classroom
Users who have joined the Rubrics beta program can now reuse rubrics in Google Classroom and Google Assignments. When creating an assignment, you can choose to reuse a rubric from your current class or another class you teach.
Getting Started with Google for Education
New, basic G Suite for Education trainings are hot off the press. Register to receive bite-sized, interactive video tutorials emailed to you weekly. Each lesson takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides you with the skills to get started using G Suite in your classroom. Sign up today!
Educator Resources
Code your own Superhero with CS First
This year, the CS First team created a new activity where students use their imagination to turn a real life hero into a superhero using code. Using the CS First tutorial videos available in both English and Spanish, anyone can become storytellers and programmers for the day.
Master G Suite Apps with Applied Digital Skills
Do you want to help your students build stronger resumes? Have them practice for the G Suite certification exam with these ready-to-use lessons from Applied Digital Skills. These lessons can help your students sharpen their digital collaboration skills using G Suite tools such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Drive.
Join the Applied Digital Skills Reference Team
We're always looking for ways to improve our offerings. Join our Reference Team and we'll reach out periodically for your opinion and help. Complete this quick survey to indicate how you'd like to participate - you can provide feedback, request a visit from a Googler, share testimonials, or do all three!
Author books with Book Creator + Chromebooks
Encourage your students to author and create a book with the theme of 'A Better Future' using Book Creator, and your school could win five Chrome tablets from Acer, plus other fun prizes. Join the competition before the January 10th deadline.
Nearpod launches Add-on for Google Slides
Nearpod's Add-on for Google Slides enables teachers to create lessons directly in Slides and present with the engagement functionality of Nearpod. By working with a familiar Google tool + Nearpod, teachers gain time back in their day and improve their productivity.
Make more engaging Slides with Slido
Slido allows you to easily launch polls to check students' understanding, collect instant feedback, and run live Q&A, right from within your Google Slides presentation. Install Slido for Google Slides - try it out for free.
Product News
Google Assignments Now Available
Using another LMS but want to grade with Google? Try out the now live Assignments beta today. Assess originality, save frequently used feedback, and more. Check out our tutorial videos to learn our tips and tricks.
Virtual Desks on Chromebooks
You can now create and organize multiple workspaces within your device with Virtual Desks. Students can create a different desk for each class, or educators can dedicate a desk to multiple projects or tasks.
Customize Closed Captions in Google Slides
Using captions is a quick way to include and reach all learners- whether you have students who are deaf or hard of hearing, or if you're presenting in a noisy environment. Now you can customize closed captions when presenting in Google Slides by changing the placement or the font size.
Use Google Classroom to Support All Learners
Assistive technology helps students like Grace, a fifth-grader who is blind, learn alongside her peers. Using tools like Google Classroom, her teacher created a learning environment where all students are included and can thrive together.
Tell your story in Google Earth
New creation tools in Google Earth allow you to easily create and share maps and stories about our world with friends, students or coworkers that they can view anywhere on their phone, tablet or laptop. Better yet, you can invite others to collaborate and co-author custom projects with you.
Extra Credit
Google Sheets course on Coursera
We've launched a new course titled Getting Started with Google Sheets. The 4-5 hour course will be hosted on Coursera and is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to become experts in Sheets, covering everything from formatting to data analysis.
Dynamic Learning Project Offers Mentorship
The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) is in its 3rd year and the data consistently shows that participants of the DLP find that the mentorship they receive is one of the most impactful components of the program. When asked "To what extent is the mentor essential for implementing an effective coaching programs?", year 3 coaches and principals rated mentorship at 96% and 86%, respectively.
Rivet is now available through your Clever dashboard
Calling all Clever users - you can now access Rivet's free reading app through your Clever dashboard! Rivet is a free app with over 3,000 leveled books that helps students practice with confidence by offering: Real-time pronunciation feedback, definition support on tricky words, and reading time tracking to meet daily reading goals.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Fwd: Save The Date for 2020 Clinics & Programs

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From: Tony Azevedo

Save the Date for our 2020 Programs.

We already have a pretty full calendar for the first half of 2020! Check out our recently updated Clinics page to stay on top of everything we have to offer. 

We always send out notices to this mailing list first when any major registration opens, and we encourage you to register quickly as our programs have been selling out. 

A few highlights for 2020 include:

  • 2020 Aquatic Games, June 26 - 28
  • UCLA Summer Academy, June 29 - July 3
  • Tony Summer Training Program, 3 week-long sessions in July
  • 6-8 Tropic Games (Puerto Rico), November 20- 23
Check out Upcoming Programs

The Aquatic Games.

We're changing it up in 2020! This year the Games will take place at Marine Stadium, a beautiful open water bay in Long Beach.

The Games will highlight sports to take place at the 2028 Olympics. Athletes will participate in water polo, beach handball, open water swimming and triathlon in a fun & inspirational atmosphere. The program will involve the city's numerous Olympians and World Champions to lead each sport as well as focus on seminars and special appearances.

This event is the perfect opportunity for fun and challenging water polo training, coaching from some of the best in the world, and the ability to participate in and learn about other sports as LA prepares to host the Olympics. 

Tony Azevedo Summer Training Camp.

This is another program we designed at the request of YOU, our loyal followers. Athletes were looking for the opportunity for small group, high level training that can help them prepare for JOs. 

Tony's Summer Training Camp will feature 3 sessions, each limited to 20 athletes. The clinic will entail 2.5 hour morning sessions with Tony and guest star coaches, leaving the evenings open for athletes to train with their own teams:

  • Session I: July 6-10, 2020, 9-11:30am
  • Session II: July 13-17, 2020, 9-11:30am
  • Session III: July 20-24, 2020, 9-11:30am

The 6-8 Tropic Games.

This is definitely a program you don't want to miss in 2020! The brainchild of Tony and his 6-8 Sports partner (and current Captain of the Women's Olympic Team) Maggie Steffens, the Tropic Games will be an incredible pre-Thanksgiving event that is part Olympic-style training clinic and part tournament. 

The program will include gym sessions, video breakdown and seminars. It will end with a 4 on 4 open water tournament where Tony and Maggie observe and give feedback to each athlete. 

It will take place in Maggie's beautiful hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Parents will also have the option to join, participate and enjoy a fun vacation in the tropics!

Happy to help.

As always, we're here to help. Reply directly to this message or send an email to

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Coach at The Ellis School for Swimming, T&F and Triathlon
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team & Renegades (Masters)

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