I'm back! Happy New Year!
In December, I met with elementary teachers to work on Google Classroom. This tip is not how to create a Google Classroom, but tips to help during the creation/setup process. If you are a "Google School," try creating a Google Classroom!
Suggestion 1: Include in the class name the school year (2016-17)
Why? Next year you can reuse a post from your archived class. Using the current school year in the naming scheme can help you stay organized.
Note: If you want to edit the name of an existing class, click the 3 dots next to the class name on the home page.
Suggestion 2: Under the "students" section, select the appropriate student permissions.
Why? By default, Google allows students to post and comment. This setting may be great for student-driven classrooms, but I recommend that only the teacher can post or comment. If you want students to be able to comment, you can temporarily change permissions. If you have a student that cannot handle the responsibility, use the mute feature.
Have a great week back,
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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