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Stay Connected and Keep Your Privacy with Google Voice

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In this age of connectivity, parents and colleagues often expect more immediate access to teachers. Teachers frequently give out their personal cell phone numbers because email doesn't always cut it. But what if you don't want to give out your personal phone number? What if your personal phone is already overwhelmed with work-related calls? In this webinar, Chris Casal will explain how to use Google Voice, a free service within the Google Apps suite that ties a separate Google Voice phone number to your email. He will show how to route any incoming calls either to a phone of your choice or to a Google Voice voicemail. He will cover how to check your messages via GMail, see a transcript of the voicemail, or return the call from within the Google Voice Web interface.

Come discover a great way to provide a phone number without giving out your personal number, and gain the ability to call, text, receive calls, and listen to voicemail - all from within your browser window.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Google Intermediate, Organizational & Time-saving Tools
Tags: communication, Communication and Collaboration, email, Google, Google Voice, Organizational and Time-saving Tools, phones, voice mail

Reviews (61)

Full Member
I wasn't aware of Google Voice. It would be very useful to use with parent and student communication without having to give out my personal phone number.
Full Member
Very useful thank you!
Full Member
Great Information
Full Member
Full Member
Great tips about using Google Voice.
Full Member
Google Voice is a great teacher tool.
It allows one to contact parents without sacrificing one's privacy.
Very helpful.
Full Member
Very cool! Gonna get it!
Full Member
Wow! I didn't even know there was such a thing as Google Voice. I like that I can have another number besides my home number for parents to contact me through voice or text.
Basic Member
Great info! I will be using it next year. I like the fact that the messages and calls are transcribed and you have them for record. Thumbs up for this presentation.
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