Google has announced new updates to Chromebooks, Google Classroom and Google Meet. These features focused on increasing interconnectivity, control and efficiency in the classroom to Google Meet, specially for those using the Google Workspace for Education Plus or Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Google said it is adding
“Now, Meet calls can be auto-transcribed directly into a Google Doc for easy lesson reviews and the ability to search for keywords and concepts.
Now users, with Picture in Picture in Meet, can navigate other tabs in Chrome while viewing 4 tiles of students in a Meet call.
Teachers can now add polls and Q&A to live-streams, and live-stream directly to YouTube to keep class engaged and regularly check for understanding.
Google is also adding new features like Screencast app, built into Chrome OS in M103, where users can record, trim, share and view transcribed screencasts. They can also create a custom library of videos automatically saved in Google Drive.
Google is also rolling out new integrations and tools to improve teachers’ day-to-day tasks and help students grow their skills.
Practice sets are now globally available in beta, and in English only, for Google Workspace for Education customers with Education Plus or Teaching and Learning Upgrade.