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.
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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
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.
If you use Google Classroom you can call on students randomly from within the Google Classroom App. Mobile App This works only on your phone or iPad (or using the Google Classroom android app on a Chromebook.) This currently does NOT work on the web version of Google Classroom. People Tab At the bottom of the screen of Google Classroom… Read More »Google Classroom Popsicle Sticks – Call on Students
Bitmoji is an app you add to your phone to add an avatar that looks like you to your text messages and what not. You can also add your Bitmoji to Google Docs and Google Classroom. First, Install on Your Phone You must sign up for Bitmoji on your phone. Install the app. You can sign up with email. This… Read More »Add Bitmoji to Google Classroom Header
If you have ever felt your eyes glaze over when excited techy teachers get into deep conversations about Google Classroom, I suggest this book to you!
Class Settings As always, you can change the Google Classroom code in the settings of your class. Click on the settings cog in the upper right. The General section of the settings is now updated to allow you to use a LINK to invite students to the class. To accommodate this the “Reset” option moved. It is no longer next… Read More »IT MOVED: Reset the Google Classroom Code
Google Classroom is designed to be organized on the Classwork page. Instead of just telling student to “Go to Google Classroom” give them the link to the Classwork page. Copy the Link Go to the Classwork page of your class. Copy the link at the top of the browser. This link will open up directly to the Classwork page. On… Read More »Google Classroom: Share the Classwork Page
The Stream on Google Classroom is your landing page for you class but it is NOT your class website. It is NOT intended to be a place to organize your work, resources or announcements. In fact, you have very little control over organizing the Stream. The Stream is your Social Space ESPECIALLY as we move to remote learning it is… Read More »Using the Stream on Google Classroom