Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a new tool from Google that is designed to make sharing and working with students much easier. Here are some great resources that are worth checking out.

What is Google Classroom?

How to get started with Google Classroom. (15 minutes, but worth it.)

  1. Sharing Resources: Google Classroom allows you to take a document, video or link and push it out to your students.
  2. Create a Lesson: More than simply assigning work to students, Google Classroom allows you to build an assignment. Include a description and attach multiple documents, links and videos. This puts the entire lesson in one place.
  3. Make Class Announcements: Google Classroom gives you a place to post your announcements. Unlike a website with one way communication, students can comment back on the announcement.
  4. Go Paperless: Using Google Docs you no longer need to collect and pass out paper. You can assign students a blank Google Doc or use a template that your students will fill out. Google Classroom creates a copy for each student and gives them a turn in button for when they are done.
  5. Simplify the Turn In Process: When using Google Documents, notoriously students forget to change the sharing settings or to turn in their work. Google Classroom eliminates this issue by placing the document in the teacher and the students Google Drive immediately. Students simply need to “turn in” within Google Classroom to signal the teacher they are ready to have their work assessed.
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Google Classroom Updates

Google Classroom now integrates with Google Calendar and allows for more conversation on discussion threads. Read the full post from Google. 

Google Chrome Extension 

This awesome addition to Google Chrome allows you to send things from a webpage directly to a specific Google Classroom for your students. It can be as an announcement or an assignment. Check it out as a great way to help with your use of Google Classroom. 

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