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

Weekly post #13 – accepting ‘knocks’, Office editing mode, the Kahoot app and linking to a text fragment

Accept 'knocks' in bulk

Four things to check out Accept ‘knocks’ in bulk You can now accept all pending ‘knocks’ in bulk into your Google Meet. Admitting students all at once helps limit interruptions during the video call. Read more here → Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Editing Office files from your Drive Google have changing the … Read more

Weekly post #12 – using (most of) what G Suite Enterprise for Education has to offer

Google Meet - Breakout rooms

Four things to check out All teaching staff now have (continued) use of G Suite Enterprise for Education. The main tools that this service offers you are to be found in Google Meet – and this post will explore the four main tools below. Beyond breakout rooms, polls, Q&A and automatic attendance registers – you … Read more

Weekly post #11 – ⌘/Ctrl + D, default video playback option in Google Slides and how are your students dealing with their email inboxes?

Google Meet

Four things to check out Google Meet keyboard shortcuts If you are ever wondering about the keyboard shortcuts for a Google Workspace (aka G Suite) application – try opening the application and pressing ‘?’. The most useful keyboard shortcut in Google Meet is probably → ⌘/Ctrl + d which mutes and unmutes the microphone. Read … Read more

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