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6 Things You Can’t Do with Google Classroom…Yet

by +Sarah Woods 

This is another in our series of Google Classroom preview posts!

6 Things You Can’t Do with Google Classroom...Yet

You can’t add people from outside the domain
You can’t grade by rubric or multiple criteria, which really limits grading. You can change the number value by clicking on the “point value” 100 and typing the number you want.
You can’t automatically comment on the submitted documents (they are shared with the teacher view only by default).
So far, there’s no gradebook. Keeping track of student grades outside of assignments isn’t going to be easy. You’ll have to look at each assignment and look at the grades. (But since there’s no rubric/multiple criteria option, this may not be an issue for most teachers because they won’t use the grading.)
You can’t have multiple teachers for a class – you can only add students. There doesn’t seem to be an administrative option, so you can’t add classes other than your own. Actually, you can even add another class for yourself. Hopefully this will be resolved with the full release.
Assignments don’t show up in students’ Google calendars.

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About the Contributor

Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam; previous to that she was was the IT Director and an IT Integration Coach at Pechersk School International in Ukraine. She can also be seen on the TEDx stage in her talk, “Identity: Where Fear and Change Intersect in Education”. She is a member of the ECIS technology committeeand holds a Masters of Science in Education in K-12 Technology Integration.

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