Did you know that you can join a Google Hangouts video call from Google Calendar? Anytime you create an event in Google Calendar, it automatically sets up a video call. To join any meeting that has been added to your calendar, click on the event, then click Join meeting. This will launch Google Hangouts. You’ll want to make sure you allow access to your device’s camera and microphone. For more information click here.
This week’s tech tips are a part of the Great Google Challenge. It is a self paced challenge that covers Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, My Maps, Photos, Youtube, Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons. To access the tips, log into Google Classroom and join the Great Google Challenge class with the code 9r5x3r. Feel free to explore any of all of the challenges!
This week’s tech tool is MeL Teachers. It was launched in August. Be sure to check out this newly redesigned portal for all things MeL K-12. There are 8 centers to help educators navigate and use MeL resources in the classroom.