51 – Google Meet


Google Meet is a place to hold impromptu video meetings as well as scheduled virtual training classes around the world

Websites: meet.google.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Ranking in the previous surveys: 

2021: 16
2020: 16 2019: 93 2018: 85 2017: 85 2016: 41 2015: 23 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Google Meet 

“Easy to communicate and teach students face to face in online.” Caroline, teacher, Malaysia, 2021

“For live lessons with my students while we are in lockdown mode” K12 Math and computer science teacher, Croatia, 2021

“Video conferencing with colleagues, customers and friends. Teaching and communication tool” Managing Director, UK, 2021

“Internal meetings; best way to meet-up online with your colleagues.” Jos Berden, Blended Learning Professional, Netherlands, 2021

“Easy to use when you’re using Google Suite products.” Blended learning professional, Netherlands, 2020

“This was great when I wanted to schedule weekly meetings with my classes during remote learning. I could also create fast meetings for one-on-one course refreshers.” Jared, Visual Art Educator, USA, 2020

“Meet was my friend during the pandemic. Our class held all our meetings on Google Meet, and it was very simple. I am anxious to try out some of the new features next year!” Librarian, 2020

“I still bounce between 3 or 4 meeting platforms every day. Meet remains my go-to.”JD, LearnGeek, Canada

Quick Guide to Google Meet 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Google Meet for teaching, training, learning and development.

It is very easy to set up a Google Meet with one or more people. You no longer need a G Suite account to do so.

Google Meet is now free to use, and can be used for video meetings, as well as remote training and online learning sessions.

Here’s a video to help teachers learn how to use Google Meet for distance learning. It takes you through all the key functionality

Although it is very easy to set up a meeting or training session on Google Meet, It is important to remember that the key to good virtual meetings is to avoid replicating what you do IRL. In other words ““Don’t replicate or automate, innovate”

  • keep virtual sessions short
  • use visuals other than bullet-point slides
  • ensure the session is highly interactive rather than broadcast delivery
  • make good use of screen sharing (ie your desktop, application, video – even a mobile or tablet screen)
  • use breakout rooms for small project and group work
    • Here’s a video that shows you how to create breakout rooms in Google Meet

Further resources

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