The next era of G Suite for Education is among the highlights of the global live stream.These editions are Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (as a free tier), Google Workspace for Education Standard, Teaching & Learning Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education Plus.The reliance on online education tools is no longer just about availability with millions of Filipino students nationwide placed on distance learning.So, learning tools using any device that aids in teaching, learning, connecting, and sharing will be more accessible from anywhere.It is noteworthy that users of Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (previously the free edition of G Suite for Education) will not see any changes apart from the new name and features such as offline mode, Classroom add-ons, much better pictures of homework, improved mobile grading, roster sync, and student engagement tracking in Google Classroom.Google Meet will now offer more control for teachers during sessions with the new “End Meeting for All” and “Mute All” features.A new screen recording tool would enable teachers and students to record lessons and reports in real-time (coming in March).
In the past, Google has been toying with ideas that go beyond its G-Suite and this idea was first mooted by the company last July as part of its major overhaul
Changes will help enhance the privacy of participants outside an organization.
Google overhauls education-focused products with a focus on virtual learning needs.
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Google Meet has confirmed that it is introducing a range of official, fixed IP addresses for non-Google Workspace users.
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As Rod Ponton awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed during a live Zoom hearing into an adorable pet feline.
Such is the fate of some lawyers and video call participants in the coronavirus era who may struggle with some of the more powerful tools offered by platforms like Google Meet and Zoom. Thankfully, we have Ponton’s remarkable transformation on camera as part of a live-streamed hearing of the 394th Judicial District Court now available on YouTube. It was also publicly tweeted by Judge Roy Ferguson, who presides over the district encompassing a handful of small West Texas counties near the Mexico border.
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Application development and agile teams have been working remotely for most of the last year. Developers figured out how to use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to run virtual meetings. Some use Slack for asynchronous communications, while others focus on the collaboration capabilities built into agile tools like Jira, Azure DevOps, and Asana. The top remote development teams also enhanced their CI/CD pipelines and other devops automations to reduce toil and address error-prone processes.
Tech Spotlight: The Future of Work
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7 key questions facing the future of work (CIO)
6 top security technologies to protect remote workers (CSO)
7 best practices for remote development teams (InfoWorld)
How the data center workforce is evolving (Network World)
Going beyond the basic collaboration practices is essential for remote development teams. According to a recent survey, 65 percent of IT executives said at least a quarter of their workforce would continue to work remotely. And in fact, companies offering more remote working opportunities may be a good change. A second survey on the future of work and software development reports that almost 60% of respondents increased software developer productivity when working remotely.To read this article in full, please click here
Google has made a number of improvements to Chrome OS that make it easier to multitask while video conferencing.
The demand and sales numbers for Chromebooks have skyrocketed in the past few months, in no small part due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced both work and school to take place at home and online. Traditionally, however, Chromebooks haven’t exactly been the most powerful computers in the market, though that is thankfully changing as time goes by. That … Continue reading
Password-protecting meetings is among the most ineffective protections.
New Google Meet feature allows users to make sure there are no technical issues before joining a video call.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. We’ve all been there, especially during the age of coronavirus. We think we have our computers perfectly set up for a video call, only to find out we’re using the wrong microphone, our network connection is shoddy, or our video is lousy. To help avoid such surprises, Google Meet is rolling out a new feature that makes it easy to accurately preview how you will appear to other call participants and adjust settings on the fly. Tapping a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
It can be difficult to figure out how you’re coming across in a videoconference, especially if you want to make sure everything works before you start the meeting. How is your lighting? Are you sitting too close or too far from the camera? Is your audio okay, are you accidentally muted, or do you sound as if you’re in an echo chamber?
Google has now made it easier to check your appearance and your tech before a Meet conference with its new “green room” feature (via 9to5Google). When you start or prepare to join a meeting, in the usual “Ready to join?” window that first appears, you will now also see a small button below your video that says “Check your audio and video.” Just click on that button, and a pop-up window will not only show...
Google is giving admins more control over custom and preset backgrounds in video calls with a new setting in Meet.
While all the sectors have undergone an overhaul due to the pandemic, education is one of the most impacted domains.With schools completely shut down for months, there are no options other than to embrace technology and use it for betterment of students.While private schools have already been under digital transformation in education industry, and were the first ones to go digital, public education sector has suffered unexpectedly.If we go by the numbers, India has not been a real performer in terms of elementary and secondary education.The Annual States of Education Report survey conducted in 2016 revealed that around 3.5 percent children between the age of 11-14 years and 13.5 percent children between the age of 15 and 16 years in rural India were dropouts.If this is not all, a World Bank report stated that one in five primary school teaching vacancy is not filled and only one teacher is running the school in rural areas.While most schools have started online classes, public education schools are somewhere behind in the race.If we combine the drop out ration with unavailability of teachers and lack of resources, it won’t be wrong to say that the impact of pandemic on education is deeper than what we can imagine.The Way ForwardDigital education transformation is yet to reach rural India and in some of the government-run schools.
Otter.ai, a transcription service that uses artificial intelligence rather than human transcribers, has arrived on Google Meet as an alternative to Google’s own captions feature. Otter already offers its transcription tech on Zoom, the competing video conferencing software, in addition to its own mobile apps and website. Put simply, Otter.ai is an app that listens to you talk and transcribes … Continue reading
A render showing how Otter.ai’s Chrome extension works in Google Meet. | Image: Otter.ai
You can now use automated transcription service Otter.ai to transcribe and provide closed captions for Google Meet calls with the help of a new Chrome extension. Meetings will be transcribed in real time, and transcripts will be saved right to your Otter account so you can access and share them later.
Otter.ai says the extension works with all of its plans, meaning even free users will be able to take advantage of the tool.
To set it up, first download the Otter.ai Chrome extension here. Once you’ve installed it, head over to meet.google.com and then click on the Otter extension. (You might need to click the puzzle piece icon to open the extensions menu to find it.) Then, you may be prompted to log in to use the extension, though I...
With a new Chrome extension, the transcription service works with Google's video chat platform.