Google Classroom

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  1. Rabbitt

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    For the first time, my students and I will have access to Google Classroom.
    I plan to spend time watching Youtube videos on it.
    I'd love to hear how you use it...especially grade 2.
    Or is it more efficient for older levels?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    I used Google Classroom last year for the first time (I teach Grade 7). I love it--it has helped so much with keeping things organized. I'm headed out the door now, but will come back later and give you some ideas of how I used it. In addition to Youtube videos, check out Alice Keeler's blog--she has amazing ideas, hints and tips!
     
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    Will do...thanks.
     
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    I wouldn't mind some added input on this as I'm also teaching 2nd and will have access to google drive. I hope to use it in the classroom for reading response letters but I'm not sure how useful it will be outside the classroom since I'm in a high-poverty area and families may not all have access to internet/technology...
     
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    Sorry I didn't get back to this...here are some quick ideas (keep in mind that my experience with the little guys is limited). What I like best about Classroom is that everything is in one place. In my Google Drive, everything the students submit is in my Classroom folder; in the student drives, everything is in their Classroom folder in their Drive.

    - post a question and have all students respond
    - post links to websites you'd like students to visit--math games, research site, etc.
    - create an assignment and have students hand it in to you on Classroom
    - use Google forms to create a short survey or a one or two question formative assessment and link on Classroom.
     
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    Thank you. That is how I see it working for me. One question about links...For sites that we use often, is it easiest to have links on a Google Site or in Google Classroom?

    wo
     
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    I use google classroom to push out links I want the students to use, if it is a site that we will use throughout the year, I will have the students bookmark it.
     
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    Unfortunately our bookmarks clear weekly.
     
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    In that case I think I would make an assignment google classroom that contains all of the links used frequently and have the students access the sites from there. I would then keep that assignement at the top of the page. ahead of all other assignments throughout the year.
     
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    Sounds like a plan. I will have to toy with keeping it at the top of the page. Thanks.
     
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    On Google Classroom you have an "About" page for your class that allows you to link to commonly used resources and documents. Just put it there, and students can access it by just clicking the "About" button.
     
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    We are getting Classroom this year for our system. Will be interesting to see how it all works.
     
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    FANTASTIC!
     
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    I hope your second graders are very tech savy, I think it's really more for upper grades. GC is really just a stream of posts and assignments. It's mostly for collecting work, and does a great job. There are a lot of fun things you can do with it like make a template of a project and then copy to everyone for them to work in, plus it addends their name to it. They can collaborate on projects there as well. I did have a problem (for our district anyways) of putting YouTube videos on the stream but then they couldn't open it on their iPads. (Apple and Google aren't friendly sometimes)
     
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    The classroom is only available for Google Apps for Education users at this time. Google classrooms are really helpful for kids. There are various fun activities we can do with it such as watching youtube videos.
     

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