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

The G Suite Waffle

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, … Read more

Weekly post #22 – Badging Google Workspace skills, accessing the Financial Times, Kahoot explainer and some Jamboard

G Suite Skills from Canopy

Four things to check out → Badging digital skills with G Suite Skills from Canopy I have been using G Suite Skills from Canopy with a group of students during Enrichment period and I am impressed. Using Google Classroom you assign the students badges to earn, such as ‘Getting started with Google Drive’ or ‘Next … Read more

Weekly post #21 – teaching with podcasts and taking your calendar offline

Google Podcasts

Four things to check out. Using Google Podcasts You can find Google Podcasts in your ‘waffle’. This is a great option if you want students to listen to podcasts without having to download or subscribe to a service or application. classtechtips.com has a great article about ‘How to Use Google Podcasts with Students‘ here. Using … Read more

Google Earth on web digital skills progression

Google Earth digital skills progression

This is an initial attempt at a ‘Google Earth on Web digital skills progression’. The skills are not intended to be sequential. It is more about identifying the skills we expect students to join the secondary school with, the skills we will develop with them in the first three years of secondary school and then … Read more

Weekly post #19 – additional languages for Meet live captions, multiple page orientations in Google Docs and ‘common systematic misconceptions’

Gapminder Worldview Upgrader

Four things to check out EDU in 90: The Latest, January 2021 A couple of useful Google Meet updates in this latest video from the Google for Education team. Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet Live captions are the automatically generated subtitles as everyone speaks during a video call. Google have expanding … Read more

Weekly post #16 – Read&Write, converting PDFs to Google Docs and what’s new in Docs and Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome quick reference guide EDU in 90: What’s New in Docs Converting PDFs to Google Docs You can convert image and PDF files to text with Google Drive! On your computer, go to Google Drive. Right-click on the desired file. Click Open with → Google Docs. The image file will be … Read more

Weekly post #15 – Raise your hand, Read&Write, timers and that new look your Gmail has!

Google Meet breakout Room Timer

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome – A how to guide for students This week it has been great to see a teacher using Read&Write with a whole class. They were using the highlight tool and then the ‘Collect and Clear Highlights’ feature to extract the highlighted text into a new Google … Read more

Weekly post #14 – Read&Write, Google Chat, Kahoot and Google Sheets

Schedule Google Calendar events from Google Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome All staff and students at Campus des Nations has access to Read&Write for Google Chrome. For the extension to appear and be available – you need to be logged into Chrome using your school account and have sync turned on. Check out the video below for … Read more

Making the most of our digital tools (with half an eye on a return to remote learning)

The Campus des Nations Digital Toolbox

Google Meet – ‘Set up’ Content Context support.google.com → Bookmark your Meet link Bookmark the URL of your Meet (the one that is shared via the Google Meet links for PTC & home-based teaching/learning_August 2020 document). Ensuring that your Bookmark Bar is visible can make life a little easier. Create, view & edit bookmarks Blurring … Read more