When students and teachers can't physically meet face to face, that doesn't mean they can't do it through video.
When doing elearning / distance learning / remote learning, video has lots of benefits:
Video calls can really make that personal touch. If your school is a G Suite school, there's a lot you can do with Google Meet. Here's how to get started!
This is a quick, easy way to connect with your students via live video. You can use it to do instruction, to hold group discussions, and just to help students see each other's faces.
Google Meet is available for G Suite users (in education, business, etc.). If you're a G Suite user, you can create meetings for others to join. If you just have a personal Gmail account, you can only join meetings that others have created.
NOTE: Until July 1, 2020, Google has made its enterprise features available to all G Suite and G Suite for Education users. That means, among other things, you can record your video calls and do live stream broadcasts. Click here for more information on that.
Here's how to start a live video call with Google Meet:
Click "Join or start a meeting." Click "continue" to start a new meeting. (You can also add Google Meet calls to calendar meetings in Google Calendar. Under "Add conferencing" choose Google Meet.)
TIP: You can just click "continue" to start the meeting. But if you give the meeting a nickname -- maybe your last name and the date or something -- then students can't rejoin it once everyone has left. If it's important to you to make sure students don't rejoin your meeting after you've left, give it a nickname and make sure every student leaves before you leave at the end.
Before you join, you can a) grab the link to share with students and b) get a phone number they can call to join with just audio. When you're ready to start the call, c) click "join now".
Once you're in the meeting, you have lots of options:
Hopefully you won't need to! But if you do, here are your options:
These ideas can help your Google Meet calls more productive -- and run more smoothly! These tips were created with staff meetings in mind ...
And these tips were created for students participating in class video calls!
What are you going to use these video calls for? They're more than just for direct instruction! Here are nine ideas you can start using.
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