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I like to say to only assign individual student documents 20% of the time or less. It is SO time consuming to open each students document, even if you use Google Classroom feedback tool. Drive20 My free Chrome extension will allow you to open 20 Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides at once from a folder in Google Drive. This does… Read More »IT IS BACK! Drive20 to Save Time Grading Student Work
Students can find all of their missing work for all of their classes in Google Classroom
I love Google Classroom yet there are a few things I find odd that you can not do in Google Classroom. One is that you can not easily get a roster of the students in your class… in Google Sheets. Pretty much every day I want to check something off. Template Reuse Google Classroom I have a lot of features… Read More »Pop Out Your Google Classroom Roster
If you are looking for something fun for your students to do during class time try the Shut the Box game. Traditionally this game is played with 2 players, a pair of dice, and 9 tiles. To play this virtually, or digitally, try my Google Slides version. Template Objective The objective of the shut the box game is to remove… Read More »Shut the Box Game – Google Slides
Use Google Slides in Breakout Rooms No matter if you use Zoom or Google Meet or another video product to do breakout rooms with students, consider having a Google Slides per group. First Slide Built into my First Slide Add-on I have created a way to manage Google Slides for breakout rooms. Note that First Slide is NOT an official… Read More »Google Slides for Breakout Rooms
When students are in a breakout room you may want to have each group have a Google Slides for them to organize their conversations and guide the activities. To let students know that the time is up I have coded a “Time’s Up” announcement to push to the slides. Template Pile of Slides I have incorporated the capability of Pile… Read More »Time’s Up for Breakout Room: Google Slides Hack
Every day I add a question to Google Classroom asking students to indicate their attendance. Create Question Google Classroom is designed to be organized on the Classwork tab. Click on “Classwork” at the top and use the “Create” button to choose “Question.” Choose Multiple Choice The default when you ask a question in Google Classroom is a “Short answer” response.… Read More »Google Classroom: Create an Attendance Check In and Schedule It
Not only have they added Google Forms to the filter, you can now easily add your Jams from Jamboard to Google Classroom.
Google Meet Video Conferencing now integrates with Google Classroom classes. Generate a unique meeting link for each class. Settings Cog Go to the settings cog in the upper right of your class. The ability to add a Meet will be available IF your apps admin has enabled Meet on your domain. If you would like a class meeting link, click… Read More »Now: Meet IN Google Classroom
If you upload your own photo to Google Classroom it darkens. No one likes this. It is not your imagination, you are not doing something wrong. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THIS! Apparently it has something to do with the rules for material design. What I really want is to choose my own accent color that goes with… Read More »Yes, Your Google Classroom Banner Dims
My favoritist favorite favorite thing about Google Classroom is the Private Comments. Comments in Classroom are not feedback, they are conversations. BEFORE a student even starts an assignment they have the opportunity to ask for help or clarifying question in the Private Comments. You can reply. You can have back and forth conversation with students. Assign Private Comments I would… Read More »Private Comments are the BEST Part of Google Classroom
Use the 2nd Icon in the Feedback Tool In Google Classroom when you click on student work in an assignment it opens in the feedback tool. Sidebar The sidebar has 3 icons on the edge. The default is the files icon. This is where you can see what files students have submitted. There is also a pop out icon on… Read More »Google Classroom: Click on the 2nd Icon
5 Hidden Elements of Google Classroom As with any platform, there are things to understand that are not a button to click on. Knowing how Google Classroom works with Google Drive and how it interacts with students can help you to better use Classroom. 1. Student View is Different Than Teacher View One of the most helpful things you can… Read More »5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom
Set up the Stream in Google Classroom The classic design of Google Classroom was a single Stream with all of the student assignments. For some, the lack of ability to organize the Stream how they wanted was a frustration. In response, Google Classroom introduced the Classwork page that allowed teachers to organize their assignments by topic. Return to Classic Stream… Read More »Super Happy: Google Classroom Stream is BACK