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Google Classroom is a wonderful tool for teachers and students alike. It’s an excellent way to integrate tech into the classroom that is helpful for all involved, which is exactly how it should be. If you are unfamiliar with google classroom or want to know some cool ways to implement it in effective ways, you are in the right place.

Create Assignments

Within Google Classroom you can create assignments for students to access and complete. Better yet, you can work ahead and schedule assignments out! This way, you will have a peace of mind knowing that all assignments will post exactly when you want. This will be a lifesaver!

Homework Assignment and Collection

Google Classroom is an extremely intuitive way to both assign and collect homework across media. You are not boxed in by certain types of media so you can upload instructions as a video if you want, or assign something in a Google Doc for students to edit and send back. There are countless ways to use the tech in ways that work for assignments and for you.

Post Announcements

You can use Google Classroom to also post announcements. You can let students know if they are going to have a sub before they even get to class, send reminders, or announce a test. Announcements are a great way to keep up reminders for students and keep them informed.

Post a Question

You can use this feature to gather information or even to use as a pop quiz! Another great way to use this function is to gain a general understanding. Students can answer the question without the pressure of getting it wrong in front of the class. Then you can assist them in ways that are not so obvious to the rest of the class.

Grading

Grading is made easy! All feedback and remarks are recorded as you go. You also can hide all of this information from students until you are ready to post the grades. This saves you time and energy. Plus, your students will receive better feedback with the additional time you save from traditional grading.

Google Calendar

Your assignments will sync with Google Calendar now. This is a great tool for both students and teachers. It is a tool for accountability for students. Most of your students will have smart phones that they can sync their calendars up to – so forgetting about an assignment can’t be used as an excuse.
Google Classroom is a great addition to your organization and overall classroom technology integration. Tech within the classroom should be fun and helpful. With Google Classroom, both of those are achievable.