Category Archives: Classroom

Google Classroom: Extend the Due Date for Some

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Google Classroom: Extend the Due Date for Some Students We have all been in the situation where a student has a legitimate reason for needing to turn in an assignment after the due date. The problem is that Google Classroom is unforgiving with the “Late” flag. This really stresses students out. “But Keeler, you said […]

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Google Classroom: Check In with Students

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Create a Weekly Check In for Google Classroom In previous semesters I used a Google Form to have students check in every week. While Google Forms are the best thing since sliced bread, this semester I switched to using Google Classroom for my weekly check in. Note this is not a 5 a day or […]

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Win a Free Registration: Google Classroom in Paradise

Hawaii Event: Google Classroom in Paradise Join Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano for “Google Classroom in Paradise” July 1 in Hawaii! Event Website bit.ly/gcparadise Win a Free Registration We are giving away a free registration (sorry no travel costs included). Please fill out the Google Form to register. The Winner will be chosen randomly after February […]

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Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots

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Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots Things that make me scowly is too many clicks and inefficient workflows. As teachers, we usually have to repeat our actions 30-150 times depending on how many students we have. While doing something once may be no big deal, does it scale? I found most of the screenshot tools required multiple […]

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Little SIS for Google Classroom by @astillman

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Little SIS for Google Classroom Guest blog post by Andrew Stillman For many of the same reasons I created Doctopus, I agree with Alice Keeler that Google Classroom — used imaginatively, #notjustforworksheets;) — has an amazing potential to change the way kids and teachers interact and learn.  Simply put, Google Classroom makes it easier to […]

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Students 5 Steps to Google Classroom [Infographic]

Students Start with Google Classroom

Link to drawing Students 5 Steps to Google Classroom Students can get started with Google Classroom in minutes. 1. Go to Google Classroom Students can go to the website classroom.google.com or use the Google Classroom app on their mobile devices. 2. Join a Class Students locate the plus icon in the upper right of the […]

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Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom

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Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom A new feature makes it easier to assign different things to different students. This allows you to provide challenges for students who are ready to move forward or give students who are into Pokemon a math assignment that uses their game data. Default is All Students Notice when creating an assignment […]

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New Feature! Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications

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Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications Google Classroom once again released some new features yesterday! Now when students submit an assignment late you will receive a notification on your phone if you have them enabled. You will also receive an email that says “Submitted late.” Late Work Sometimes students turn things in after the due date, […]

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Student-Centered Classrooms with Google Classroom

2 tips to be student centered with Google Classroom

Enter by Jan 10 to win a copy of the book (see below) Student-Centered Classrooms with Google Classroom Google Classroom at it’s heart allows you to distribute work and collect it. Google Classroom does not make learning better, more engaging, more student-centered… none of that. YOU DO! How you use a tool is what makes the […]

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Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters

Google Classroom in Paradise

Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters July 1st in Honolulu Hawaii Join Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano for a day of learning about Google Classroom and G Suite. If you would like to present at the event fill out the call for presenters. Google Classroom Hands down Google Classroom is the fastest way to […]

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Google Classroom: Provide Links

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Google Classroom: Provide Links I love using Google Classroom private comments to provide additional resources to students on as needed basis. While Google Classroom does not have a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) toolbar, you can provide hyperlinks to students. http:// The trick is to include the http:// when typing web URL’s. […]

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback I like to joke that the “Make a copy for each student” option is really the “Make a giant pile of paperwork for yourself” option. When you ask students to use the “Create” button and create a Google Doc or you give them a template on a […]

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New Google Sites + Google Classroom

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New Google Sites + Google Classroom New Google Sites is finally out! This is a great option for creating a class website and sharing resources. Since New Sites is essentially a new product it does not have all the features of Classic Google Sites, but be assured more features are coming. What I particularly like […]

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Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic]

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Link to Infographic in Google Draw Having a good workflow for assessing student work is essential. Here is my workflow for giving feedback through Google Classroom. Assignment Title To find student work in Google Classroom go to the Stream in Google Classroom and find the assignment. Click on the assignment title to view student work. […]

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Google Classroom Start Here – Type

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Google Classroom: Work on Consistency First Best way to get started using Google Classroom, type in it. Do not distribute links and documents. Do not collect work or have the students do anything. You can literally be up and running with Google Classroom in less than 3 minutes. Just Type After logging into Google Classroom click the […]

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