Riding the waves of
connected learning with...
E.H. Eastman January 2017
Let’s get our feet wet with Google Classroom Basics!
Easy to set up
Create a class & students join with a code!
Simple, paperless assignment workflow allows
teachers to create, review, and grade assignments
Students access work on an
assignments page. All class materials are
automatically filed into folders in Google Drive.
Classroom allows teachers to send announcements
and questions instantly. Students can post to the
stream & can help out classmates.
GSuite & Classroom contain no ads, never uses
your content or student data for advertising
purposes, and is free
>Select ‘I am a Teacher.’
Welcome to Classroom!
Create your first class by
clicking plus sign at top
Add Class Name> CREATE!
Section is (optional)
[USE MIMS NAMING
Next, you will view your
class Stream. Take a Tour!
When you create a class, a folder named ‘Classroom’ will appear in
your Google Drive. Inside this folder will be the classes you have
Students will see a folder named ‘Classroom’ in Drive. Their folder will
have all classes they joined & their assignments.
They should never delete this folder!
Class Flow of Information & Assignments
General Class Information
Class Join Code, Current Roster, Comment Settings
GOOGLE CLASSROOM TABS
The Stream is the flow of
and assignments within
your Google Classroom.
The Stream page shows
gives you the option to
show or hide deleted
items, shows the class
“Join” code, and allows
you to make
Students tab in Google
Classroom displays class
join code, a current list of
students who have joined
class, and settings for the
teacher to moderate
commenting and posting
rights for students.
Use this section to add
general class information
like syllabus and
overview. A direct link to
the Drive folder and to
the Calendar in both
Google Calendar and
Classroom is available
View list of students
Locate & display
Class Code for
students to ‘Join
Teacher can adjust
settings for students’
Name & Class
linked to Classroom
Calendar events in
Direct link to Google
Folder for the class
>Files from Drive or
Let students know about upcoming tests or to post class notes or study
doc’s for absent students.
Select items from computer, Drive, YouTube, Hyperlinks or File
You can attach more than one!
Great for Exit Tickets or Discussion Questions
Can be Graded
Students Can Reply to Each Other/Edit - Or Turn This Off
See who did/did not
Choose to have answers
be visible to everyone to
[Summary of Responses]
POLL OR MULTIPLE CHOICE
Exit or Entry Tickets, Warm-ups & Do-Now’s!
Use Google Forms for Self-grading Quizzes!
Due dates can be given, but are optional
Select items from computer, your Drive, Youtube, and/or links
When you attach items from your drive, you can choose to make an editable
copy for each student!
EDIT, or GET
Assign to Multiple Classes Simultaneously!
Grading & Feedback
Students can keep track of what's due from
STREAM with Assignments page.
Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't
completed the work, and provide direct,
real-time feedback and grades.
“I think it’s very important
to have a feedback loop,
where you’re constantly
thinking about what
you’ve done and how you
could be doing it better.”
– Elon Musk
GRADE!GRADE & RETURN WORK
Create & assign assignment. Students ‘TURN IN.’
Click the title of the assignment to open it.
Click on a student’s name to show files attached & a comment section.
Classroom categorizes every assignment:
‘Not Done,’ ‘Done,’ ‘Late’ or ‘Done Late’
Assign a grade: Clicking “No Grade” and enter grade.
“Points” section at top can be modified.
Be sure to click the blue ‘Return’ button to deliver graded work to students!.
Note: When students ‘TURN IN’ they cannot make changes.
If they ‘UNSUBMIT’ they can edit & modify as needed.
Just the tip of the iceberg...
Getting Started with Google Classroom from Fried Technology
50 Things You Can do With Google Classroom from Alice Keeler
10 Google Classroom Timesavers for Teachers from Ditch that Textbook
60 Smarter Ways to Use Google Classroom from TeachThought
20 Best Google Classroom Tips from Google Pros from Who’s Reading
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Aug. 10, 2017
Let's get our feet wet with Google Classroom Basics