Thursday, November 5, 2020

Google Enterprise!

This school year being in 2020, you never know what is going to happen.  One thing we decided early on is that we were going full Google.  That meant that any remote learning had to be via Google Meet.  I'm all good with that and was from day one.

But I am also about the bells and whistles in my Educational Technology World.

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So we purchased Google Enterprise for the year.

Worth it?  Absolutely.

Breakout Rooms in Google Meet.  Attendance automatically sent via email after each Meet.  The seamless integration with Google Calendar (now, if only we could ditch Outlook altogether and fully embrace the Google Ecosystem!  That's another conversation...) Jamboard.  And Grid View, while built into the updated Google Meet, the Chrome Extension Grid View has been a saving grace, too.

Meet is set up for every class in 5th - 8th grades, so that any student learning from home can easily join.  We even have 1st - 4th grade using Google Meet via Google Calendar!  Yes, that young they are able to access their Google Calendar, make sure the correct ones are checked, and join class remotely!  

Google makes it easy, and in this case, when it comes to technology, easy is good!

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