When using Google Classroom the default for feedback is suggestion mode in a Google Doc. Switch to Edit mode.
Easily get a report of a students missing assignments from Google Classroom.
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
YES!! You can now BOLD, Underline, Italicize, and add a bulleted list into the description of Google Classroom Announcements and Assignments. Note that all new features always “roll out.” Meaning you might not see these new features for a few weeks. Assignments and Announcements When creating an announcement on the Stream or an assignment on the Classwork page the option… Read More »FINALLY! RICH TEXT in GOOGLE CLASSROOM!
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
When presenting your screen in a Google Meet, annoyingly, the majority of the Meet screen is taken up by “You’re presenting to everyone.” Control Minus A common trick when using any program is to use Control Minus to zoom out. Oftentimes it is surprising how this works. In Google Drawings using Control Minus actually helps me zoom IN on the… Read More »Google Meet: When Presenting See More People
Mote for Voice Comments Guest blog post by Jon Neale I’ve been a classroom teacher for 16 years. In April 2020, at the start of lockdown, I came across Mote on Twitter and everything changed! Don’t tell anyone: I’m leaving teaching to help more teachers! For the past 16 years, I’ve been a teacher AND doing as much as I… Read More »Voice Comments in Google Docs: It’s going to be e-mote-ional!
The answer is always a spreadsheet! The question is how can I show my students’ missing scores and progress reports from Google Classroom?
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
We do everything possible to fill up the tanks of our students, I wish that every eye who sees this post will also be fueled up with support, as well. You are important and what you do matters every day. Thank YOU for ALL you do.
Looking for ways to engage students? Try some gamification and choice. I have added some features to my Badge Game template that I hope will make it easier and more fun. Template New Features I updated several new features to the Badge Game Change the game colors. Create a Google Slides tutorial to go with the game. Google Slides are… Read More »SUPER COOL Badge Game Updates
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
The Google Classroom app for your phone is a must. When you open the app you see tiles of your Google Classroom classes.