Google Meet makes it hard to see your presentation AND the participants. Try this hack.
A new feature in Google Meets (and not this can be disabled by your Apps Admin) is to add a custom background to Google Meet. I have been using Alexes Terry’s virtual backgrounds for Black History Month, it was so easy to add to Google Meet. 3 Dots If you are a Google Apps Workspace user you should always get… Read More »Google Meet: Customize Your Background
When presenting your screen in a Google Meet, annoyingly, the majority of the Meet screen is taken up by “You’re presenting to everyone.” Control Minus A common trick when using any program is to use Control Minus to zoom out. Oftentimes it is surprising how this works. In Google Drawings using Control Minus actually helps me zoom IN on the… Read More »Google Meet: When Presenting See More People
When students are in a breakout room you may want to have each group have a Google Slides for them to organize their conversations and guide the activities. To let students know that the time is up I have coded a “Time’s Up” announcement to push to the slides. Template Pile of Slides I have incorporated the capability of Pile… Read More »Time’s Up for Breakout Room: Google Slides Hack
The default in Google Meets video conferencing is that you are NOT a tile. You can find your video in the upper right hand corner of Google Meet. Add Yourself as a Tile Go to the upper right hand corner of Google Meet and find your video. Hover over your video to find 2 icons. Pin and Add yourself as… Read More »Google Meet: See Yourself
If you are using Google Meet for video conferencing, you can now incorporate Jamboard more easily to your meeting. Jamboard is a Google Tool Jamboard is a Google document like Docs, Sheets, and Slides and thus can be created in Google Drive and is saved in Google Drive. You can go to http://jamboard.google.com to create a new Jam. It automatically… Read More »Google Meet: Add a Jam
In response to school closures in March G Suite for Education enabled Enterprise features of being able to record Google Meet for all G Suite for Education domains. Free Recoding Google Meet Ends September 30, 2020 Enterprise G Suite for Education G Suite for Education is free. However, there are premium Enterprise features available for schools for a small cost.… Read More »Alert: Recoding Google Meet ENDS September 30 2020
I continued my organizational practices, students were able to move online without much trouble. Because they knew where to find the information, they could keep up. Because they could see how what we did was linked to the curriculum, they were reminded that learning continued.
When doing a video call it is pretty common to want to use text based chat to share an idea or share a link to a website. Different video platforms have the chat feature in different places along with Be Quick When someone chats in a Google Meet the chat message pops up in the bottom right. Be quick! The… Read More »Find Chat in Google Meet
Mark Loundy has been on top of reporting how the new Meet integration works in Google Classroom. Follow him on Twitter: @markloundy He’s the guy to ask for Meet questions!!! Super helpful. Check out his short video on using video chat Meet in Google Classroom. I just created a three-minute video instructing teachers how to use and manage Meet within… Read More »Using Meet in Google Classroom by @markloundy
Regardless of the platform you are using for video meetings GET OUT OF FULL SCREEN MODE! Full screen is awesome if you’re just having conversations, but not so awesome if you say “Go to whiteboard.fi” and visualize a negative number. Now the students have to be on the computer doing something and not in the video conference. Exit Full Screen… Read More »Video Meeting: Get Out of Full Screen
Google Meet Video Conferencing now integrates with Google Classroom classes. Generate a unique meeting link for each class. Settings Cog Go to the settings cog in the upper right of your class. The ability to add a Meet will be available IF your apps admin has enabled Meet on your domain. If you would like a class meeting link, click… Read More »Now: Meet IN Google Classroom