Sometimes we think that everyone has all the answers they need for Google Classroom, but that’s not always the case. As I help admin the Teacher Tech Facebook Group, I’ve noticed so many educators join who classify themselves as Beginner Level of Tech. There is no shame in that.  I used to think I was an intermediate in tech, but when I see others do such amazing things with technology, I think maybe I’m an advanced beginner! 

I’m sharing this Google Classroom Beginner’s Playlist today.  It might help you, or the teacher who could barely check her email, or even a parent trying to understand Google Classroom to help their child. It might also help a student teacher, or intern, feel more confident. 

Share With Others!

What I do know, even if I’m a Beginner in Tech, is that it really takes a willingness to learn to continue to grow. Maybe you are a long-term substitute and you’ve been out of the classroom for a few years, but now you feel overwhelmed with remote or hybrid teaching and you want to have more knowledge.  There is no judgment.  Here is a great place to start.

Lastly, don’t forget to share what helps you! No one has all the answers right now and we need to share what we are learning because it is so helpful for our entire school community.

About the Author

@mjmcalliwrites

Melody McAllister is a wife, mother of five, educator, and author. She and her family relocated to Alaska from the Dallas area in 2019.  McAllister is 2017 Garland NAACP Educator of the Year and author of the I’m Sorry Story, a children’s book about taking responsibility for mistakes and making sincere apologies.  She is also the Logistics Manager for EduMatch Publishing.  McAllister has spoken at ISTE and ASTE about equity issues in education, and writes about her journey in her blog, HeGaveMeAMelody.com.

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