Duplicate Your Chrome Tab

One of the joys of using cloud based products is that you can have the same document open multiple times. I find it very helpful to have the same Google Classroom class open in multiple tabs.

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If you are using Chrome, right click on the Google Classroom tab you have open and choose “Duplicate.”

Duplicate the Chrome tab

Stream AND Classwork Tab

By duplicating the class I can view both the Stream and the Classwork tab without waiting for them to load. I simply toggle to the other tab.

Classwork AND Assignment Screen

I do not want to lose the Classwork tab. I want it open all the time. If I need to create an assignment, I have to be on the Classwork tab. I don’t want to navigate there and wait for it to load. When I click on ANY LINK in Google Classroom, I hold down the Control key (Command on a Mac) so that page loads in a different tab. This way I do not lose the Classwork page.

Assignment Screen AND Instructions

I basically run Google Classroom from Gmail. I open the Private Comments notifications from Gmail to help me manage getting back to work to give comments and grade. The problem with this is I don’t always remember what directions I gave when replying or giving feedback. While looking at the assignment screen, I right click on the Chrome tab to duplicate the tab for that assignment. Then I click over on the Instructions tab in the assignment so I can see what prompt I gave exactly. This way I don’t lose the page with the student I am giving feedback to and it is easy to switch tabs to re read what I instructed to make sure I’m advising the student correctly on what I expect.

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