Google has announced new upgrades to Chrome books, Google Classroom, and Google Meet with the goal of empowering students and teachers. According to Google, these upgrades would enable teachers and students in the Classroom to focus on interconnection, control, and efficiency. Now, Google Meet sessions can be auto-transcribed automatically into a Google Document for quick lesson evaluations and keyword and topic searches.
New features for Google Chromebooks
New functions are being added, such as the Screen cast application, which is incorporated into Chrome OS in M103 and allows students and educators to capture and edit videos that can be used as tutorials or demonstrations. The program can record the screen, edit films, and share them, among other things, and it also has more complex features. Users can insert photos and other materials into a video after it has been recorded to extend the lesson and make it more interactive. It’s even feasible to write on videos with your finger or a stylus on a screen. These files can then be shared via Google Drive, allowing other students to gain access to learning resources.
Cast moderator, a new classroom function, is also available. It allows students to share their screens with the rest of the class to demonstrate a particular process or resource they have identified or correctly performed.
New Features in Google Classroom
Google is releasing new integration tools to assist teachers in boosting classroom engagement and evaluation on a regular basis. Practice sessions aid adaptive learning by providing students with immediate feedback on their responses as well as real-time assistance if they get stuck. This technology also gives teachers intuitive insights to help them discover potential knowledge gaps in their students. Practice sessions in beta and English are now available worldwide. Customers who use Google Workspace for Learning with Education Plus or the Teaching and Learning versions are the only ones who can get them.
With a single login, students and teachers can access more than 15 EdTech applications with add-ons, such as Kahoot! and Pear Deck. Teachers will be able to develop interesting assignments and see innovative grading experiences, while students will not have to worry about memorizing different passwords or browsing external websites.
New Features in Google Meet
Google Meet will also get new features that will improve the classrooms’ interconnection, control, and efficiency. Users of Google Workspace for Education Teaching & Learning and Plus editions will have access to these new functions. Google Meet will now allow documents to directly auto-transcribe calls, making it easier to review lessons and search for keywords and concepts. Users will be able to explore multiple tabs in Chrome while viewing four panels of students in a Meet call due to the addition of a Picture-in-Picture mode for the calling service. Teachers will be able to add quizzes and Q&A to Live-streams and live stream them straight on YouTube to keep their classes involved and check for understanding on a regular basis.