Google Meet- Tips for Teachers

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Google Meet has proved to be a an effective video conferencing tool particularly during this pandemic period with more and more educators and teachers using it in their distance education. Google Meet has several interesting features which we will be covering over a series of posts meant to help teachers tap into the full educational potential of this platform. In today's post we are sharing with you 4 key activities that every teacher should be able to do on Google Meet. Guidelines are taken from Google Workspace Learning Center and the visual is inspired by @MissH_biology. For more Google Meet tips check out this section.




1- Use a virtual whiteboard in a video meeting:
  • At the bottom right, click More options
  • Select Whiteboard
  • Choose Start a new whiteboard
2- Conduct a poll during a video meeting
  • "From a video meeting, at the top, click Activities and then Polls.
  • Click Start a poll. 
  • Enter a question and add options for the poll.
  • Choose an option:
  • To post your poll, click Launch.
  • To save your poll so you can launch it later, click Save."
3- Use breakout rooms in a video meeting --only for moderators 
  • 'From a video meeting, at the top, click Activities and then Breakout rooms
  • Click Set up breakout rooms "".
  • Choose the number of breakout rooms (up to 100 breakout rooms)'
4- Present during a video meeting
  • 'Join a video meeting.
  • On the bottom, select Present now Share screen .
  • Select Your entire screen, A window, or A tab.
  • If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default.
  • To present a different tab, select the tab you want to present, click Share this tab instead.
  • Select Share.'
5- Ask questions in a video meeting
  • Open Meet and join a meeting.
  • At the top, click Activities ""and thenQ&A.
  • At the bottom, click Ask a question.
  • Enter your question and then click Post.