Unit 2 Google Meet
What methods of virtual collaboration does this system provide? How does Google Meet differ from zoom? How can google meet be linked to google classroom?
How to use Google Meet in your classroom?
Google Meet can be used in the classroom to hold virtual meetings. If you have used zoom or skype in the past google meet is very similar. In many K-12 schools google meet is used over zoom. Google meet can be used to have meetings with the whole class, small groups or even one on one. In my teaching experience, google meet is used to teach to the students who are virtual.
Here is a video explaining more about how you can use this when teaching virtually or remotely
How does Google Meet differ from Zoom
Here is a video comparing Google Meet and Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gp3MHUsSfo
Watch the following video to learn more about how Google Meet can be linked to Google Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWmpCMucHg To see what this looks like on a google classroom page, please join the class that I created. The meet link will not send you directly to a meeting since the teacher does not have the meet open. Here is the code for the google classroom page: bktsdvz If this code does not work here is the link for the invite as well: https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM1ODM4MzI0MTcw?cjc=bktsdvz
What methods of collaboration does Google Meet have?
Breakout Rooms: With breakout rooms teachers can put students into small groups to work on projects, have discussions, etc. This has been a great feature added so that students can participate in small groups no matter where they are located. The breakout rooms are also helpful if you need to meet with a student one on one during class. The teacher can enter breakout rooms whenever they want which is great so teachers can ensure that students are on task. Here is a video to explain on how to create a breakout room:
Whiteboard/Jamboard: This is another feature provided by Google Meet. This is available to all gsuite and personal accounts. All participants in the google meet can become editors to allow all to write their thoughts. This is a great way to have students write down their thoughts or to work together to solve a question. I think this could be really helpful for a math class especially when all students are learning remotely. Here is a video providing more information about the whiteboard feature in google meet:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98knAXlMOU
Polls/ Q&A Feature: This is another feature of Google Meet. This may not be exactly a collaboration method but it is an important feature to take note off. These polls can be great ways to check students understanding on a topic or to see their opinions on something. This polls are done live. These would be sent to all students in the Google Meet. The Q&A can be used to either ask students questions or having a space for students to ask questions. This is controlled by the Moderator of the meet. Students can upvote the question which means that these are questions students really want answered. This is a great way for teachers to see how students are doing in the meet. Here is a video describing these sources in more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-vs9Xz-phA
Choose one of the collaboration methods provided by google meet. Create an activity that would go into a lesson by using one of these sources. Use the provided google doc to explain your ideas. Respond to two other participants' ideas.
Linked are more videos to help you learn more about google meet:
How to take attendance in google meet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj70wCWOvHg
How to share a video via google meet:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xui69IphEo&list=RDCMUC_Mv2BsvWR03-s7S5CrNm3w&index=3
Grid or Gallery View on google meet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xui69IphEo&list=RDCMUC_Mv2BsvWR03-s7S5CrNm3w&index=3
How to share files using google meet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQp0D9kL1Qs&list=RDCMUC_Mv2BsvWR03-s7S5CrNm3w&index=8
How to blur your background via google meet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj7uzjSTqgo&list=RDCMUC_Mv2BsvWR03-s7S5CrNm3w&index=17
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