Star Drive Files
Google Classroom allows you to collect digital student work… into YOUR Google Drive. When you “Make a copy for each student” you now have 31 to 201 copies of the exact same file name in Google Drive. When you search Google Drive you can filter your files by Starred so only the “good stuff” comes up instead of all the student files you collected.
In the Document
Filter for Starred in Google Classroom
Star Files Shared with You
If a fellow teacher has a cool file that is starred and they share it with you, it is NOT starred in YOUR Google Drive. You get to choose what is starred in your own Drive. Make a point of starring any files shared with you that you might want to use in Google Classroom.