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Google Meets

I'm not sure what it is, but I really don't like Google Meets. Maybe it's because they have to do with remote learning, which at times can be annoying, but it's hard to tell. I'd never done many Google Meets before I started doing remote learning. I've been really lucky this year, and my teachers aren't very strict about attending Google Meets. A while back though, I was quarantined because my friend got COVID and it was not fun. I didn't get sick, that's not the problem. And well, I did get to sleep in, so that was a plus, but I had to attend Google Meets.

I figured, oh, whatever, how bad could it be? First of all, I was way off. There was a time when my teacher completely forget that they had kids on the Google Meet, and left us, on mute, so we couldn't hear what the teacher was saying, for TWENTY MINUTES OF CLASS!!! It's only a 50 minute class period! I also had another teacher that would walk away from their computer when they were talking, and I COULDN'T HEAR THEM! For anyone who knows me, I actually like school, so I hate missing parts of the instructions.

Despite my growing dislike for Google Meets, every once in a while, I need to make a Google Meet of my own. Usually when me and another student want to talk about class projects... and WE CAN'T! The school has made it so that the setting on our computers PREVENT us from making our own Google Meet! Therefore, students have to email a teacher, wait for them to get back to them with a link so that the students can have a Google Meet. WHY CAN'T WE JUST HAVE OUR OWN GOOGLE MEETS!!

I know for a fact that I'm not the only one who despises Google Meets. Last year, right after we first went fully remote, a friend texted:

"Everyone needs to give google meets a 1 for a rating 
because the app store will get rid of an app with less that one star."

She continued to text:

"It's at 1.5 stars!"

Sadly, I just checked, and it looks like the Google Meet app is at 4.4 stars. So much for that dream. Let me know in the comments any grudges you have against Google Meets. I know I'm not the only one. Have a GREAT week!

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  1. Jack and I are doing emails today. We are glad we don't have to use google meet.


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