Summer is a great time to refresh and recharge with a little staff development. Here’s what I’m offering this summer for the teachers in my district!
Time for a little end of the year housekeeping lesson. If you’re a Google Classroom user, at the end of the year please consider archiving your classes. This helps keep your teacher account cleaned up AND even more importantly, keeps students’ accounts (including shared calendars) cleaned up for the future when they log in to Google Classroom! Here’s a short video I made while archiving my own classes this spring.
Here is a Great video on using Google Classroom!
In today’s blog post, I’m sharing a video I ran across through a useful resource I use to learn about Google Tools: www.thegooru.com. I’m often asked by staff to show them quickly how to use Google Classroom, but this tool has become more than a “quick share,” so I’m hoping that being able to help folks create their first classroom and then sending them to this blog post will be useful!
This video is about 50 minutes long, but you can forward through the first part of the video because this is a recording of a live webinar and the first 6 minutes (or so) are the presenter inviting the live viewers to join his Google Classroom account so they have live participation. As a viewer of the archived video, I just suggest you forward in the video to about 6:15 and start it there. (This should make the viewing length about 45 minutes total.) The video was published in September of 2015, so as of today, it is pretty current on what Google Classroom can do.)