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This lesson was adapted from the Google for Education Training Center Materials:When starting the school year, you may get your student class list on paper, or perhaps electronically. For a whole school year, you will be assigning and collecting work to the students on this list. To help you organize your school year, it’s a good idea to digitize any paper-based class rosters you receive so you can work with them online.G Suite for Education provides you with several tools to help you with this. In this lesson we will discuss Google Classroom and (just in case you don’t have Classroom access yet) other Google tools to meet those same goals.Google Classroom is a tool built specifically for teachers and students. It provides a platform for communicating with students, assigning and collecting work, and providing learning resources. It doesn’t matter if you have one student or one hundred in your classes; Google Classroom will help you setup a digital classroom quickly and easily so you can begin focusing on teaching and learning. Classroom also integrates with other Google products like Gmail and Google Drive to create a feature-rich toolset.The materials you have access to in Google Drive are readily available in Google Classroom. The “About” section is the perfect spot to place all critical documents such as your course syllabus, the bell schedule, and your school code of conduct. Documents that have lived in Drive have a more meaningful home in your Google Classroom’s “About” section for students to reference.If Classroom is not an option for your institution, don’t worry! There are other Google tools (like Google Sheets) that you can use to organize your communications and assignments with students. We’ll look at these too.Let’s go through the lesson now, so you can get your rosters ready for the school year.
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Adapted from the Google for Edu Training Center Materials:When students turn in worksheets and other physical work, we try to organize it neatly in folders or drawers. We use different colors, labels, stickers, and more to easily find student work later on. Today, we can use a variety of tools to collect and organize students’ digital work too.Simplify the process of exchanging work between educators and learners by using Google Classroom and Drive. These tools can help teachers stay organized.Students can save time and energy turning in assignments in the digital classroom as well.Using Google Classroom, they can submit assignments with the click of a button.Using Drive, they can easily move documents to a folder shared with their teacher, or create a document in that folder to begin with. In this lesson, we’ll hear from a few teachers who are using Google tools to collect assignments in their classrooms.
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Adapted from the Google for Edu Training Center MaterialsFor years, teachers have assigned homework by writing it on the whiteboard. Students (who are paying attention) write down, “Read pages 81-86 of the Biology textbook. Answer unit review questions 1-5,” to remember it later. Hopefully, the students copy these instructions correctly and don’t lose them amongst their other papers and notes. The following day, they take their work and place it on the teacher’s desk or perhaps in a small basket labeled, “Homework.” Of course, it’s easy for even the most careful student to make a mistake somewhere in this process and never turn anything in at all!Fortunately, in today’s world we can use Google tools to implement better processes and ensure your students’ work does not get lost along the way.Google Classroom is an excellent way to accomplish this. You can assign classwork or homework, let students know when their assignments are due, and add all the documents, links and videos with a few clicks. You can also instantly create individual copies of a doc for each of your students which are then shared and organized for you all in Classroom! As you manage assignments in Classroom, your students will receive email notifications for new assignments and see information on upcoming due dates.Your classroom is composed of unique learners who may need different resources at different times. Delivering specific resources to specific students is simple with Google Classroom. Build an assignment and use the drop down menu at the top to select individual, or sets of, students to receive the assignment. This feature is great for when some students are ready to move ahead with coursework. Simply assign them the work. When other students are ready to catch up, use the same process to assign the necessary work to them. Assign the right content and assignments at the right time and help personalize your student’s education experience by using Google Classroom.You can also create assignments for your students within Google Drive. You can have folders for all your students to see, and individual folders for each student so they can keep track of all their work in one place.Gone are the wasted hours in front of the photocopier. You can save time, paper, and chalk and personalize your classroom using Google Classroom.”
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