Google Meet
State College Area School District Remote Learning Resources related to Google Meet
Google Meet
Google Meet allows dozens of people join the same virtual meeting / classroom, and speak or share video with each other from anywhere with internet access.

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Google Meet Help
Google Meet help articles that answer questions on how to utilize Google Meet in a classroom environment.

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Google Meet Online Help

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Google Meet FAQs
Frequently asked questions related to Google Meet
Example:
How do I schedule recurring meetings?

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Google Meet Overview

As we look forward to the upcoming school year we have been working to streamline the technology based on your feedback from our emergency remote learning experiences. One area that we wanted to focus on was the video conferencing tool. We heard of a desire for improvements in call quality, considerations for students with internet concerns at home, and quicker meeting recording and sharing. 

In investigating improved options, we have found that Google Meet solves many of the above concerns and more. Google Meet utilizes less bandwidth than Zoom so it offers improved call quality by eliminating freezing or call dropping. It will also work to improve the student experience by automatically adjusting the call quality to meet their home networks. The most important feature it offers is improved recording. Teachers can record their meetings and they automatically save to your Google Drive and can be shared with your students from there. This eliminates the need to upload it to YouTube like with Zoom. 

While Google Meet does provide these improvements over Zoom, it does have some features that need to be developed more. Google is actively working with K-12 Schools to improve their features and let us know that they are hopeful to have the following features added to their platform by the start of school: 

  • Student Reactions (Raise Hand, Wave, etc.)

  • Breakout Rooms

  • Increased Moderator Controls (Prevent Students from joining before teacher, mute all, etc.)

  • Increase Room Security (Prevent external users, remove attendees)

Google Meet Professional Development Videos

 

Updated Google Meet Features
How to start a new Google Meet video conference meeting
Learn how to enable the microphone and camera for use in Google Meet
Learn how to change your video source in Google Meet
Learn how to use multiple layouts in Google Meet
Learn how to present your screen in Google Meet

 

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