Technology Guidance for Summer Camps

Posted on May 11th, 2020 by

GTS recommends the following for summer camps that would like to offer online instruction:

Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute information, assignments, grades and send feedback, and see everything in one place. You get access to Google Classroom with your Gustavus account.
You can create a google class on Google Classroom and then share that class code with your campers. They must have an active google account (not gustavus, but any) to access it so they may have to create a google account if they do not have one.


Google Meet – Google Meet is a video conferencing application. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 250 users per high-definition video meeting that can be recorded. The application (computer or mobile device) allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number. Google Meet integrates with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail and shows the complete list of participants and scheduled meetings. It shows a Join button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting.  Since your users are not Gustavus students, you will have to accept non-gustavus users into your meeting.


Google YouTubeYouTube is a video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos. The video service can be accessed on PCs, laptops, tablets and via mobile phones. YouTube videos can easily be linked or embedded into Google Classroom.


Google Drive – Google Drive is cloud storage and access to a suite of online office apps that are comparable to Microsoft Office. Google Docs (the word processor), Google Sheets (the spreadsheet app) and Google Slides (the presentation app) can import, export, or natively edit Microsoft Office files, and you can use them to work together with colleagues on a document, spreadsheet or presentation, in real time. Google Drive at Gustavus is limitless in size and available to all users.


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