–by +Sarah Woods
This is the second of a series of blog posts based on a first look at Google Classroom (for part 1 click here). We know we’re looking at a sneak peek, so it may not have all the features Google intends, but we still thought you’d like to see what there is!
Seeing their classmates
If they click on Students at the top of the page, they can see a list of their classmates.
Looking at Assignments
Assignments show up in the students’ stream looking like this:
They can comment on the assignment, view all the files, and if they click open, they can submit their assignments.
When they’re ready to get started on an assignment, they can click on Add to add an existing Google Drive file, Link, or Upload a file.
They can click Create to make a new Google Doc, Presentation, Spreadsheet or Drawing that will automatically be in the right folder with permissions for their teacher to View it.
Once they’re ready to turn in their assignment, they click on turn in and have the option to add a comment to the assignment before they turn it in.
Once it’s turned in, they can’t make changes to the assignment.
Participating in Discussions
Students can comment on everything in their stream – Announcements and Assignments – and can edit and delete their own comments.
- Part 1 – Google Classroom: From the Teacher’s Perspective
- Part 2 – Google Classroom: From the Student’s Perspective
- Part 3 – 6 Things You Can’t Do with Google Classroom…Yet
- Part 4 – 4 Ways to Impact Your Students’ Learning Experiences Using Google Classroom
- Part 5 – 5 Problems Google Classroom Solves Right Now
- Part 6 – Google Classroom: FAQ
Lots of interesting changes to Google Classroom recently. Make sure to check out our comprehensive online course on Google Classroom by Google in Education guru Allison Mollica. The course will help you get up to speed with ‘Google Classroom’ and features video lessons with an online quiz after each video chapter to test your knowledge. The course is being updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes. Get access here: http://goo.gl/ddspKc
All our upcoming summits will have a dedicated session about Google Classroom. If you want to learn best practices from Google Certified Teachers and Google Certified Trainers, register for a Google in Education Summit in your area! We will also be running Classroom Workshops soon. Use the sign up form below to get exclusive updates from us.
About the Contributor
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.