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50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach
Dr. Libbi Miller and I have finished the follow-up to our popular book “50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom.” This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 more tips. The book is chock full of ways to take it further with tips, resources, and templates. Libbi and I are excited about a student-centered classroom. Technology such as Google Classroom helps to provide a more student-centered classroom when previously it was very challenging. This book helps you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Lisa Highfill, co-author of the book “The HyperDoc Handbook,” provides the foreword to give her view on shifting the classroom model.
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The assignment folder in Google Classroom makes it quick to find all student documents for an assignment at once. The assignment folder icon links to Google Drive. Google Drive has a “Classroom” folder. Within that folder is a folder for each class. Within each class folder is a folder for each assignment that has attachments.
Start in the Stream and click on the assignment title.
In the assignment grading page, the assignment folder icon is located under the “Done” and “Not Done” counts. Click on the folder icon to open Google Drive.
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Google Classroom is simple to get started. Go to classroom.google.com, create a class, post an assignment and share the class code with students. There is no easier way to go blended. Here are a six things to click on that are not so obvious.
1. Class Folder
The class folder is located in Google Drive. It is a subfolder of the Google Classroom folder in Google Drive. The class folder icon is located in 2 places: class tile on the home page and on the About tab.
2. More Options Icon
On each post in the Google Classroom Stream is a more options icon (3 dots). Use the options icon to edit the post in the Stream.
3. Reuse Post
When creating a post (assignment or question) in Google Classroom, the top option is to “Reuse post.” This allows you to make a copy of a previous assignment or announcement and post it to the current class.
4. Reset the Class Code
In the left sidebar of the Stream is the class code to share with students. Reset the class code or disable students from joining the class by clicking on the arrow next to the class code.
5. View Assignments
In the left sidebar of the Stream is the upcoming work (assignments with a due date). Click on “View all” to reveal a more concise list of the assignments in the Stream.
6. Archived Classes
In the Google Classroom menu, at the bottom, is the option to view “Archived classes.” To delete a class, it must first be archived and then it can be deleted from the archived classes.