Email Guardians a Summary of Student Work
Google Classroom now allows you to send the individual student report to guardians.
Individual Student View
To access individual student view you can go to the Students tab and click on the name of any student. Alternatively, when assessing student work you can click on their name to launch individual student view. Note this is NOT their name on the left hand side in the roster, but rather where the student’s name is above the attached work.
Students can find individual student view by going to the About tab and clicking on “My work.”
By default, the email icon will allow you to send an email to the student. If you have a guardian listed for the student on the Students tab, you can choose to send an email to the guardian or both the student and guardian. Click on the tiny triangle to select the recipient. Check the checkbox to “Include student work summary.”
The email summary looks pretty much exactly like it does in the Google Classroom individual work summary. The major difference is the assignments are not clickable. They can see the status of the assignment but not the description or student work samples.
Sit Next To Your Kid
One thing I like is that Google Classroom does NOT have a parent portal. My 2 cents is parents should NOT be looking at student grades without the student sitting next to them. It is too easy for the parent to send an email to the teacher for things they can ask their child. While more convenient for them at the time, this does not scale on the teacher end. I highly encourage being polite but firm. “Please sit with your child each night and ask them to bring up their Google Classroom so you can go over it together.”