Organization can be a barrier for student learning and engagement. Google Classroom has been updated to provide easy links to access the Classroom Calendar and the students’ personal Google Calendars. On the left-hand side of the screen, click the “Classroom Calendar” button to be taken to the the calendar overviewing the class assignments.
Google Classroom makes it easy to see an overview of students work. Click on the “Students” tab to open up the class roster. From the “Students” tab, you can email individual students by click on the three dots. You can also click on the student’s name to access a complete list of assignments.
Reset it Until You Like It My goal is to never hear “Keeler, the code is not working.” Oh… it’s working. You just typed it in wrong. On the Student’s tab is the ability to reset the Google Classroom code. Click on the tiny triangle next to the code and choose “Reset.” I reset it
Google Classroom Stream Updated A few things have been moved around in Google Classroom. They are minor changes but worth noting. The most notable for the Stream is that the “Students can post and comment” has been moved from the Students tab to the Stream. A quick rundown of the Stream The Stream is where
In Google Classroom, you can now link documents that do not belong to you. Sometimes you may want to link a document that belongs to someone else. Previously, you had to make a copy of this document in your Google Drive or change the share settings on the document. Now, Google Classroom gives you the
Access Class Drive Folder Teachers can easily access the class folder in Google Drive through Google Classroom. From the student tab, click on the “Class Drive folder” option in the top block on the left-hand side of the screen above the teacher block. This will automatically open the Drive folder for the specific class
Press P for Preview I like to describe Google Classroom as Google Drive management. When reviewing student work on the assignment assessment screen, notice the Google Drive folder icon below the Done count. This will launch Google Drive to view the student’s assignments in Drive. Opening documents can be slow depending on internet speed. Pressing
Send Feedback In the bottom left hand corner of Google Classroom is a question mark. This allows you to “Send feedback.” Only include one feedback each time. You can fill it out multiple times. The feedback is tagged and they will let you know if they incorporate your feedback. 2 suggestions, click “Send feedback” twice.
As teachers, you get a lot of emails, and it’s easy for messages from students to get lost in the shuffle. In Google Classroom, students can easily email teachers by leaving a private comment on an assignment. Sometimes student emails are vague and can be hard to decipher. When a student leaves a private comment
Copy the Class Code On the browser version of Google Classroom there is a tiny triangle next to the class code that says “Copy code.” However, on mobile there does not appear to be any way of copying the class code. Seemingly frustrating because copying the code to email to a student is very handy.