Two things to check out this week
Using Google Chat more for internal communication and customizing notification frequency
Google has added more options for notification settings in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail.
These additional notification settings give you more control over the amount of notifications you’ll receive based on your level of engagement or involvement in specific conversations.
I believe that Google Chat (as a version of instant messaging IM) could have more of a role to play in our internal communication practices.
Chris Baker shares an interesting approach here → We need to talk about e-mail and meetings: Planning your school’s internal communication.
Read more about the changes to Google Chat notifications here → Google Workspace Updates – Customize notification frequency with more options in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail
A guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians
Google has recently released a useful guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians.
Pastoral leaders may want to share th guide with parents. Even though we are not following the remote-learning path currently Google Meets are still being used by staff with students and parents.