Weekly post #10 – Jamboard in Meet, Kahoot question types and Google Workspace

Kahoot question types

Four things to check out Digital whiteboarding integration in Google Meet With the new Google Jamboard and Google Meet integration, you can now create or open an existing jam while on a Meet video call. This digital whiteboarding integration means you can use the Jamboard virtually to host collaborative brainstorming sessions with your coworkers or … Read more

Weekly post #9 – Kahoot, ‘Date + Big + Small’ and citations in Google Docs

Kahoot teams

Four things to check out Our Kahoot ‘team’ The Campus des Nations team subscription is now all set up with Kahoot. We have access to the Premium+ features for the coming 365 days. One of the reasons for the subscription is the collaborative focus it gives us as a ‘team’. The team element allows for … Read more

Weekly post #8 – Soundtrap and ‘should we be showing Netflix in school?’

Three things to check out Should we be showing Netflix in school? No… unless… We work with ProLitteris to be able to work with copyrighted materials in school – such as the playing of DVDs etc. ProLitteris has advised us that although the viewing of Netflix documentations in the classroom in Switzerland is permitted under … Read more

Weekly post #7 – Blurring your background and opening what you want

Google Meet help sheet

Three things to check out Blur your background in Google Meet To help limit distractions during lessons (and meetings), you can now blur the background of your video in Google Meet. When it’s turned on, Meet will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you clear and in focus. I feel … Read more

Weekly post #6 – Google Meet changes and the 4 C’s of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking

Tiled view

Two things to check out In-built ‘Tiled’ view up to 49 people You can now see up to 49 people at the same time in the auto and tiled layout options in Google Meet. In addition, Google have added the ability to see yourself as a tile on the call. When you hover over your … Read more

Weekly post #5 – Google Sites, Lucid for Education and Google Arts & Culture

Two things to check out Transition your classic sites to new Google Sites If you have a ‘classic’ Google Site you need to take steps to move it to ‘new’ Google Sites before November 2020. If you have ‘classic’ Google Sites associated with your G Suite account you should have received an email from Google … Read more

Weekly post #4

Google Meet

The wonderful world of educational technologies continues to spin during our summer holidays. There have been a number of developments related to platforms that we use. Several companies have also released roadmaps of future changes. A request… Please sign into Chrome with your school Google Account. This not only allows your bookmarks etc to be … Read more

Weekly post #3

Campus des Nations Weather Station

The school weather station The school weather station has been running smoothly since early in the academic year. You should have seen the ‘live’ display on the corridor screens. The data is being recorded and stored should any department want to explore it and it’s possabilities. Audience questions via Google Slides Google Slides has the … Read more

Finding your Chrome extensions, deleting one and adding another

There are a few ways to find which extensions you have installed on Google Chrome: Type chrome://extensions into the omnibar (the search/URL bar at the top of Chrome) and press enter. or Click on the three dots in the top right hand corner of Chrome, then More Tools, then Extensions. The Extension page lists all … Read more