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School Time 11-19-2020 05:38 PM

Google Classroom/Meet questions
I have two issues that keep coming up. I give an assignment on Google Classroom. A pdf that I edit with text boxes. I almost always have one or two kids who can't type on it. Everyone else can. Any idea why?

I use two laptops at once. I use one for my Smartboard and to present. I use the other to see the kids on the Google Meet. Today, the laptop with the kids on it had almost everyone camera off and their avatars showing (or their initial.) Their cameras were on using the main laptop. Later, it switched which computer had the problem. Any suggestions?

Thank you. We had very little Google training. I have learned a lot but there is still a lot to learn. And some things are hard to look up.

MissESL 11-19-2020 06:32 PM

I donít know about the pdf one, but...

When we are on meets for school meetings, cameras often flicker on and off. The IT people tell us it has to do with internet capacity. Their picture might appear for a bit but then disappear. Often, it resets things, too - like today, everyone flickered and then EVERYONEíS camera turned on, even if they had manually turned it off.

Honestly, I usually start meets with my camera on to greet everyone but then turn it off, because my connection works better that way. I teacher middle school, though, and I donít have any rules about that - there are some kids whose faces I havenít seen this year. Iím okay with that, bc a) they donít all have homes they want others to see and b) theyíre a little older. I think if I still taught second grade my rules would be different.

School Time 11-20-2020 11:31 AM

We are only required to be on ten minutes out of each half hour period. But with second grade it isn't necessarily giving assignments. The primary teachers have been saying that we are on all the time. Very exhausting!

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