Organize the Classwork Page with Topics As of Fall 2019 Google Classroom has been reorganized. It is now all about the Classwork page! Previously all the action happened in the Stream. Now the Stream is reserved for announcements and class comments. Point students over to the Classwork page where the assignments are organized by topics.
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.
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
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
Sharing the responsibility of the classroom can be one of the best things to improve a teacher’s practice. Coteachers can be easily added or removed from Google Classroom. To add a teacher click on the “About” tab and choose “Invite Teachers” on the left-hand side of the screen. Search for your coteachers by
Sometimes you need to download or move your data from Google Classroom. Visit the Google Download Data page and choose the data from the products that you would like to download. You can also choose whether you want to receive your data through an emailed link, added to your Drive or added to
Google Classroom now allows you to share files Google Drive files that do not belong to you such as a template. This saves teachers and students the extra step of adding files to their drive before sharing in Classroom. This also makes it easier for teachers and students who have multiple Google Drive accounts and