Weekly post #39 – Co-hosts, watermarks, and leveling up your Soundtrap skills

Google Meet Co-host

Add a co-host to a Google Meet You can now assign co-hosts in a Google Meet. Why would you want to do that? Maybe you are presenting to parents or a large group of students and you want somebody else to take the lead in admitting participants, muting etc. so that you can focus on … Read more

Weekly post #34 – Smart chips, checklists and adding audio to Kahoot! questions

This will we the last ‘Weekly post’ before the summer break. Posts will start again in late August or early September focused upon the updates made during the summer months. Google Docs – Smart chips for files and meetings Google is currently working on a whole set of enhancements to Google Workspace that will make … Read more

Weekly post #32 – New things in Google Meet

New things in Google Meet

Google is continually evolving the applications we use as part of Google Workspace for Education. These updates are pushed out and can take a couple of weeks to arrive with us all! The following updates have been promised for a while but I have just noticed that they are appearing for @ecolint.ch users. Automated live … Read more

Weekly post #27 – A digital decency manifesto, rich text in Classroom, breakout rooms in Meet and an audio tour in Google Arts & Culture

Digital decency manifesto

Four things to check out. A digital decency manifesto Do we need a digital decency manifesto? Set up Google Meet breakout rooms via Google Calendar It would seem that this is now available for our @ecolint.ch accounts. Rich text in now available in Google Classroom Alice Keeler is worth following for edtech ideas and updates. … Read more

Weekly post #26 – Google Chat notifications and sharing a guide to Google Meet with parents

Guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians

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 … Read more

Weekly post #24 – history, updates and Edpuzzle

BBC Micro

Google Workspace for Education updates coming in 2021 Google recently hosted a virtual event for educators where they announced 50+ updates to the likes of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Meet and Chromebooks. Read more about the updates here → Chromebook Classroom – Look what Google has planned for 2021! [27 February 2021] Edpuzzle We … Read more

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 #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 #17 – Google Sites, Earth, Meet and the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation

The First Journey Around The World

Four things to check out Customize text style and appearance in Google Sites Those of you using Google Sites can now adjust text size, color, font, spacing, and more while typing in a text box. This significantly expands control over how individual words, paragraphs, pages, and sections look. In 2021, Google will add the ability … 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