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.
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.
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.
Remove a Student from Google Classroom Removing a student is easy, simply go to the Students tab in Google Classroom. Click the checkbox next to their name and use the Actions button at the top to choose “Remove.”
Students Tab Sort Students When clicking on the Student’s tab you can find a roster of your students. The default is that students are sorted by their first name. Tiny Triangle Notice the tiny triangle next to “Sort by first name” located right above the first student listed. Click on the tiny triangle to change
Answer the Question or Ask a Question Using the “Create question” option in Google Classroom is a great way to hear from all students. It can be a little tricky for students at first since it seems there are 2 places to answer the question. One is the answer line that says “Type your answer.”
5 Tiny Triangles When Creating an Assignment When creating an assignment in Google Classroom notice there are 5 tiny triangles. Click on all of them! Assign to multiple classes Assign to individual students Set a due date and time. Add a topic Assign, schedule or save as draft.
Assign to Multiple Classes When creating a Google Classroom assignment you can assign to multiple classes. In the upper left where it says “For” notice the tiny triangle next to the class title. Click on this to select multiple classes to assign the assignment to. Individual Students Disabled When creating an assignment for an individual