Weekly post #23 – Google Meet has a green room plus the waffle, hamburger, snowman and the shish kebab

Replace your background in Google Meet

It would seem that this feature appeared for us this week.

You can now replace your background with an image of your choice. To get the best results you should sit yourself quite close to a wall behind you. The plainer the wall the better the results.

Waffle, hamburger, snowman and the shish kebab

The G Suite Waffle
The G Suite Waffle

There are no official names for the various icons that access menus in Google Chrome. Therefore we should adopt our own!

The waffle – the 3 by 3 set of 9 dots, found at the top of the screen in Gmail, Drive etc that brings up the matrix of other G Suite application.

The hamburger – the three horizontal lines like the bun and patty of a hamburger, found throughout Chrome to access settings.

The snowman – the vertical line of 3 dots, like the ‘buttons’ upon the chest of a snowman. Usually used to view additional configuration options – such as in Google Meet.

The shish kebab – the horizontal line of 3 dots like pieces of meat on a kebab. Not as common as the ‘snowman’ but also gives you access to more settings and commands.

[Credit for this idea ā†’ Chromebook Classroom – Those Crazy Chromebook Icons]

Google Meet now has a ‘green room’

A Practical Guide for Teaching Summarising and Note-Taking

Not strictly a digital things – but with definite overlap with research skills and approaches to learning.

If found the Delete, Substitute and Keep: A Practical Guide for Teaching Summarising and Note-Taking post from David Rodger-Goodwin super interesting.

David is certainly worth a follow.