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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom
January 21, 2015 Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make it an ideal tool to use with students. ‘Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.’ For those of you new to Google Classroom, the video tutorials below will provide you with a very good introduction to what this platform is all about. You will also get to learn how to use some of its features and how to seamlessly integrate it in your teaching.1- Getting Started with Google Classroom by Amy Mayer 2- Here is a series of video tutorials from Currie hillman on : How to sign up for Google ClassroomHow to create a classAnnouncements and assignments on Google ClassroomStudent view in Google classroomGrading , feedback and view from Google Drive

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Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 3) - BetterCloud Monitor This is part three of a three part guide.View part one. View part two. Google Classroom has gained a lot of depth in the time since it was first released last year. Over the past month I have been releasing a long form guide on how to utilize all of its functionality. If you haven’t had a chance, you should go through part one and part two of this three part guide. Today’s section of the guide delves into creating questions for your students all the way to making use of Google Classroom’s calendar integrations. An Easy and Quick Way to Grade Quizzes on Google Drive Using Super Quiz Tool February 22, 2015 Super Quiz is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that allows teachers to add some amazing functionalities to the quizzes they create through Google Forms. For instance, when you create a quiz, you only need to complete it once with an answer key and all future submissions will be automatically graded according to the answers you provided. Another important feature of Super Quiz is that it enables you to get a break down of class understanding and a list of incorrect students' answers for each question in case you want to stage an intervention. Also, “By filling out a few cells of information, you can also generate personalized differentiated written feedback emailed to students as soon as they submit a response. No need to monitor and ‘re-grade’ - just set-up and go!You can split your quiz in up to 4 different topics, and provide specific feedback on each.

The Essential 3 App Classroom Solution – Showbie This is the first in a series of blog posts written by Apple Distinguished Educator, Trainer, and Showbie Champion, Joe Moretti. Schools looking for an effective implementation of technology to enhance their teaching and learning often fail to establish a clear base line of operation for the technology. In response to this, I developed a 3 app strategy as a bottom line for minimum effective use of technology in the learning space. The diagram below shows the minimum triangle of effective use of technology. Broadly speaking: concepts need to be introduced or taught, work needs to be set and content produced with a feedback mechanism available throughout the process.

Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 2) - BetterCloud Monitor This is part 2 of a three part guide. View part one and part three. Last week I posted part one of this guide, covering logging in to inviting your students. Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 1) - BetterCloud Monitor Luckily, a reader of the site and real-life teacher was kind enough to help me put a lot of these Classroom dilemmas to rest by putting together a massive guide on everything you need to know in Google Classroom. The guide is too long to fit into a single post so I will be releasing sections on a weekly basis. I am excited to present the first part of this guide, which will take you through everything from first log in to creating classes and inviting students to those classes.

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers February 23, 2015 Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions in Chrome store. We have literally gone through hundreds of apps to finally decide on the apps that would make the cut.These extensions are meant to help kids develop math skills through a wide variety of exercises, activities, games, interactive simulations and many more. 18 Great Google Apps for Education Posters to Use With Students July 3, 2016 As we were browsing Mindshift’s ’15 Tech Tool Favorites from ISTE 2016’ we came across this wonderful resource created and shared by Monica Martinez from EdTechTeam. This is basically a collection of interesting visuals and posters covering different GAFE related apps and tips including: Chrome tips, Google tools, Google Street view, Google Docs tips, iPad tips, top 10 Google Apps, GAFE efficient workflow and many more. These posters are available for free and some of them are also available in other languages like French and Spanish. These resources will definitely help you make the best of GAFE in your instruction and ultimately leverage the potential of technology in education. The posters are available in a Google Drive folder which you can add to your Drive account in which case you will receive automatic updates each time Monica adds a resource. Enjoy

New Polling Feature Added to Google Classroom Google Classroom has offered options for asking questions for quite a while. Today, Google released a new way to ask questions. You can now post multiple choice poll questions in your Google Classroom classrooms. The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching Free Blogging platforms for teachers and students :A- Edublogs The world's most popular educational blogging service, Edublogs lets you easily create and manage student and teacher blogs, quickly customize and include videos. B- Blogger This is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. This is probably the most user friendly blogging platform out there. You can set up as many blogs as you want and right from your Google account.

How to use Google tools in Project-Based Learning When you think about some of the key features of Project-Based Learning (PBL), what do you think of? PBL should be student-driven, with a real-world connection. It should be core to learning, include structured collaboration, and have a multifaceted assessment. Giving students a real problem to solve, getting them engaged in their work, having them work with others, and assessing their work with more than just a grade sounds a lot like how many things in the ‘real world’ work, doesn’t it? After all, aren’t we trying to prepare students for the world after school? Many of the tech tools used in classrooms are made especially for classrooms. 3 Major Classroom Updates Teachers Should Know about April 11, 2016 Over the last few weeks, Google Classroom has added a number of interesting features geared towards enhancing its overall functionality across different devices and platforms. For those of you who have missed any of these new releases below is a quick run-down of some of the main features that were recently added to Classroom. Click on the title of each feature to access more information on how to use it. 1- Create polls in Classroom This is an excellent feature we have covered in a previous post. Teachers are now able to ‘create polls for a wide variety of educational purposes including comprehension check in class and feedback gathering.

20 ideas for solid student blogging My students love to tweet. They share photos on Instagram. They know all the cool viral videos on YouTube. They are expert digital collaborators, connecting with others to discuss topics near and dear to their hearts.

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