Adding Parents in Google Classroom

Inviting parents to Google Classroom is a process that must be done using the “invite parent or guardian” link that appears on the people tab, between the student’s name and the email icon.

This video was designed for teachers and parents to be able to see what they can expect to have happen when they are correctly added to Google Classroom.

Major Updates to Google Meet!!

Google Meet is rolling out MAJOR updates this fall. In the past 6 months, Google has moved the large majority of their software engineers and coders to two products: Google Meet and Google Classroom. In this slide deck, prepared by Ted, the new features (which include a grid view of up to 49 tiles – so DELETE THE EXTENSION that you downloaded in March, as it causes HUGE problems in meet now, crashing meets frequently. (The guy who made the extension doesn’t update it any more since it’s not even needed).

But – the updates to Meet include:

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Tile up to 49 meet attendees
  • Blur background
  • Ambient noise cancellation
  • Polls/Questions
  • Private ask the teacher questions
  • Meeting Controls (only invitees can get in)
  • Jamboard (a whiteboard for teaching)

Upgrading Your Chromebook

If you are experiencing challenges with your Chromebook, or a student Chromebook, the first place to start is to engage in the simple process of updating the operating system. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the steps to ensure that your operating system is current, which will minimize glitchy behaviours of the machine.