Like many school districts around the world, Google Meet has become one of the primary means for interaction between teachers, students, and parents. Below are some resources to help you understand how it works, and some of the features that are most useful.
What is Google Meet?
Meet is a video conferencing service that is web-based. This means that it can be run from the web browser of any computer. There are also Android and iOS apps available for free for any smartphone or tablet.
Meet is included as one of the core services in every staff and student Google Workspace account for our district. Simply by signing into a district Chrome device, or into a district account on another device, you will have access to the full features of Meet.
How is it used in our district?
At the classroom level, Meet is used by teachers and staff for everything from live instruction of groups of remote students, to meeting with individual students for extra help.
It is set up so that students using their district accounts and devices can only use Meet under the supervision of district staff. In order for a student to join a Google Meet session, a staff member must already be present.
Where can I find more information on using Google Meet?
Google provides information and instructions on every aspect of Meet in their Google Meet Help Center. If you have a specific question or concern, use the search bar on that page. Otherwise, you can look through the topics listed there and click on one for more information.
Additionally, Google just published "A guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians," which is an excellent resource for answering your questions about how it works, safety, how to use specific features, etc.