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Google Classroom: New Semester – Start a New Class

Google Classroom: New Semester – Start a New Class

new semester new class

Google Classroom allows you to create your own classes. This means you can create one for clubs, teacher collaboration, differentiated groups, etc… Creating a new class is easy, simply click on “Create class” from the class tiles page. Share the code for the new class with students and you are all set!
Create Class

New Grading Period

For a new grading period why not create a new Google Classroom?

My best tip is to number all of your assignments. I start with #001, #002 and keep going. I do not restart my numbering when I start a new grading period. The assignment number is a handy reference, duplicate numbers can cause some confusion.

Archive Old Class

From the class tiles page, click on the 3 dots icon to archive the class. Students can still view the archived class but are no longer able to submit or comment.

ReUse Assignments

You can reuse assignments from an archived class. From your new Google Classroom class, click on the plus icon and choose “Reuse post.”
ReUse Post


When reusing a post there is a default to “Create new copies of all attachments.” In most circumstances you do NOT want copies of your documents to be created. Be sure to uncheck the checkbox.


5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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