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Day Two - June 19th

Share Resources
  • Best done with the Announcement feature.
  • Great way to share view only resources
Keep Multiple Files in an Assignment and Create a Lesson
  • When sending out an assignment, you can attach as many documents, Drive files, or links as needed for the entire assignment.
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Simplify the Turn-In Process
  • When assigning a document to a student, both the teacher and the student have access to the document, so you can check on progress and give feedback during the assignment.
  • When students turn in assignments, it becomes view only for them.
Protect Privacy
  • While all documents may be in one folder for the teacher, the students do not have access to each others' documents.
  • This is between the student and the teacher unless it is a collaborative document.
Create a discussion on a Google Sheet
  • Use multiple tabs for additional questions
  • Gives all students a voice
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Email Students and Notify those that need help
  • On the Students page, it is easy to select students and email them individually or in a group
  • You can also email the through an assignment
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  • By clicking on the number of students that are not done, you can send a bulk email to encourage them to finish
Automatic Creation of Folders
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  • On the Home page, you will see each of the classes you have created. Each has a folder in the lower right-hand corner. That was automatically created to store the files for that class. Just click it to go there directly.
Collaborative Note-Taking or Other Collaborative Documents
  • Simply set up your document in Google Docs, allowing all to edit, and select Students can Edit File.
Display Student Work
  • Just place their work in an announcement for the entire class to view it.
  • Ask their permission first!
Parent Contact
  • By clicking on Not Done, you see who has not completed an assignment.
  • You can then target parent phone calls to have parents follow up.
Peer Review
  • When students are working collaboratively, like in Slides, you can have them review and leave constructive comments for one another.
Assignment Questions
  • When a student doesn't understand something in an assignment, they can post comments to pose a question.
  • They do not have to wait for the teacher to respond (like in the evening or on a weekend.) Other students can provide guidance and the teacher can look later to make sure they are on the right track.
Student Sharing
  • Students can share things they find with the class - images, links, etc., allowing informal learning as well.
Students can email the teacher
  • Students have an email icon right on the Header bar to make it easy for them to contact you.
Students can turn in Multiple Items with an Assignment
  • Just like we can attach many items to a lesson, students can attach multiple things to turn in with one assignment.
Not all Assignments are Google
  • By using the link button, students can turn in the link to other digital projects they have created, such as Prezi.
Collaborate with Peers
  • Teachers can Join a Google Classroom, just like students can.
  • You can collaborate and submit documentation for a PLC or other group.
  • Great way to do Professional Development
Virtual Faculty Meetings
  • Documents, videos, announcements can all be done in a Google Classroom, so not all Staff meetings need to happen face-to-face.
Streamline Counseling
  • Great way to share information with specific groups of students, like dates for SATs and ACTs or scholarship information.
  • Students can also ask questions

Archive a class

At the end of the school year or a semester, you may want to archive a class to preserve the class materials, any assignments, and any postings to the class stream. You can still access any class files in Google Drive, but the archived classes are moved to a separate area to help you keep your current classes organized. An archived class can be viewed by you and the students in the class. However, when the class is archived, you can't edit or add anything to the class until you restore it.

To archive a class:

  1. Sign in to Classroom at
  2. On the class card, click
    and select Archive.
  3. To confirm, click Archive.

To view an archived class:

  1. Sign in to Classroom at
  2. Click
    Classroom Main Menu
    Classroom Main Menu
    and select Archived Classes.
  3. Select the class you want to view.

To restore an archived class:

  1. Sign in to Classroom at
  2. Click
    Classroom Main Menu
    Classroom Main Menu
    and select Archived Classes.
  3. On the class card, click
    and select Restore.

To delete an archived class:

  1. Sign in to Classroom at
  2. Click
    Classroom Main Menu
    Classroom Main Menu
    and select Archived classes.
  3. On the class card, click
    and select Delete.

Online Class

Day One - June 18th

Webb Leveling

Google Docs

Research Tools

Let's try it out: Brookings Teacher Summer Retreat

Google Sheets


Google Slides

Easy to use
Easy to Collaborate
Make your own!

Google Forms

Surveys or quizzes
Easy and fast


Google Drive

Store all your files
Google Apps has unlimited storage

Google Calendars

Create additional calendars

Google Classroom

Google Classroom

Three purposes according to Zach Yeskel, project manager
  • Improves communication
  • Create and Collect assignments
  • Stay organized