Now that I am beginning the fourth week of virtual teaching, I am ready to start small groups. I have had the students long enough now to know what they need and it is time to start small groups based upon those needs. I have been anticipating break out rooms from Google. They are supposed to be available soon, but I do not have time to wait, so I had to come up with an alternative method.
I decided to create events in Google Calendar and add Google Meet Conferences and add those links into Google Slides for students to access in their Google Classroom. I will monitor these groups using the Tile Tab Extension.
If you are interested in this, watch the youtube video below. I also included the link to make a copy of the slides that I will be using with my small groups.