Did you know that Google will help you randomly call on your students? If you have the Google Classroom app for IOS, you can use the Student Selector feature to ensure that you are engaging students equally.
To get there, open the Classroom app on your IOS device and choose the class you are working with. On the bottom of the screen, launch the “people” tab. You will see a set of three squares and a diamond in the top-right corner… click that!
From there, you will click “start” to launch the student selector. Students will appear in a randomized order to help you with calling on them or putting them in groups. If a student is generated that you don’t want to call on, you have the option to “call later” or mark “absent.”
There is no need to write names on popsicle sticks anymore, just open your Classroom app!
If you are hesitant to administer Google Forms as an assessment piece because you are afraid students will navigate elsewhere to find answers, you are in luck. Google Classroom has just released a beta update that resolves this apprehension.
After you have created a quiz using Google Forms, you can attach it to an assignment for your students to complete. You now have the option to click “Locked Mode on Chromebooks.” This feature does just that. Once students open that form, they are not able to navigate anywhere else.
Moreover, if a student does exit the form and log back in, it will send an email notification to the teacher and add a clock icon to their score in your classroom grades.
Please note, if you want your students to be able to navigate elsewhere to find answers, they still have that option. Simply do not click this new feature and your students will be able to Google as they wish!
Email overload from Google Classroom?
If you’re anything like us, you’re using Google Classroom for any and all student assignments, and likely, your inbox gets flooded with emails telling you that Susie turned in her essay, or Johnny answered a question.
But do you really need all those emails? The short answer is yes, but not in your inbox… So let’s clean them up, make a filter, and send the email notifications from Classroom to its own folder. So easy! Here’s how… Continue reading “How to Filter Emails from Google Classroom”
The year is underway and you’ve set up your Google Classroom. That’s great! Now it’s time to take it to the next level. While teachers and students have access to Google Classroom, parents do not. Give parents and guardians access to Google Classroom in a few quick steps!
- In Google Classroom, select the People tab
- Next to each student, add the guardian’s email address. You can find the addresses in TAC
- Click Invite
That’s it! Now parents can receive daily or weekly summaries of their student’s work in ALL of their classes! And if a guardian has more than one student, the guardian will receive one email with all of their information. Parents can see their student’s missing work, any upcoming assignments, and the announcements you make. It’s a great way to stay connected!
Check out this flyer you can share with parents to help them get started: