Google classroom is great for speed, simplicity, and efficiency but not all functions are easy to get at first and even if you’re a pro there are always new updates and features we need to dive into. So we have compiled our best Google Classroom resources into one ultimate post to get you geared up and ready for a great year.
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Getting Started with Google Classroom
This guide will show you how to set Classroom up in a matter of minutes and perform the main tasks. It will even address a few things Classroom will NOT do, as it’s not a fully-featured learning management system.
Have you set up Classroom for your class? If not, now is the time!
Link: The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks!
Creating Great Google Classroom Assignments
If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not a lot to it.
Google Classroom was created to help teachers teach and learners learn so that tech stays out of their way to do it. Less tech, more teach. Here are 10 tips for creating even better assignments for your students.
Link: 10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better
Differentiating in Google Classroom
Google Classroom has features that let you assign to small groups or even individual students.
This feature allows you to assign work to individual students and small groups. You can check off which students need to get the assignment — any number of students, from one to all but one in the class and anywhere in between.
Organizing your Google Classroom
Google Classroom has a feature that helps you keep your classwork page neat and tidy and orderly — topics! Topics are like headings for your assignments, questions, and materials.
Here are three strategies that can help make the most of this useful feature:
Google Classroom tips and tricks
Google Classroom is constantly getting updated with new features. By utilizing these features we can make it work even better.
The #Ditchbook community shared their top tips, tricks, and strategies for using Google Classroom including ideas for using topics, announcements, comments, feedback, emojis, and more!
Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly. And like anything else, there are tricks that can help you do the same work in less time.
They make you more efficient and effective. Here are some tips to save you time and effort while using Google Classroom.
Link: 10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers
Link: Google Classroom Time-Savers (Google Teacher Tribe Episode 42)
The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Add-ons, customized extensions of G Suite apps, help you take it to the next level.
Here are 10 add-ons created just for teachers and students that will supercharge your Google Classroom and make it work even harder for you.
What are your favorite Google Classroom tips and tricks? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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