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 #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 #3 – school weather station, audience questions in Slides and Google Classroom rubrics

Campus des Nations Weather Station

The school weather station The school weather station has been running smoothly since early in the academic year. You should have seen the ‘live’ display on the corridor screens. The data is being recorded and stored should any department want to explore it and it’s possabilities. Audience questions via Google Slides Google Slides has the … Read more

Updates to Google Slides that you may have missed

Google Slides

Google Slides is a presentation application. It is Google’s version of Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote. It comes with all the online collaboration features that you would expect from G Suite for Education application. All staff and students have G Suite for Education accounts and therefore access to Google Slides.   Google is constantly updating … Read more

Forcing students to make a copy of a Google Document, Sheet or Slide

Google Drive

You have produced a Google Document, Sheet or Slide and you want the students to make a copy of it so that they work upon their own copy. You can share the document with the students – with the students only having the right to view the document and then ask them to go to … Read more