Google Classroom

Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what's due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom. They can also create secure quizzes using Google Forms.

District targets Google Classroom for elementary school teachers and Canvas for secondary school teachers
The district encourages elementary school teachers to explore using Google Classroom, and it can be used by any district teacher upon request. However, the district urges secondary school teachers to explore using the more powerful Canvas LMS, which includes the ability to export grades to PowerTeacher Pro and is licensed for use across grades 6-12.

Google Cast
Setting up classes in Google Classroom allows teachers to use Google Cast for Education to grant their students the ability to share their Chromebook screens with the teacher at his or her desktop station, including for display on a projector or large wall monitor.  HOWEVER, in 2018-19, 9-12 teachers can instead use Lightspeed Relay Classroom for that functionality, and in 2019-20 6-12 teachers will be able to use Lightspeed Relay Classroom for that functionality.

  • Getting Started with Google Classroom
    • When you first access Google Classroom and tell it you are a teacher:
      • Be sure you use your district account to send an email to Granger Meador telling him of your request so he knows to go approve the request.
      • Students will not be approved to use the district's Google Classroom services in the teacher role. (This does not prevent them from acting as a teacher using a separate personal account, creating classes not associated with the district.)
Google Classroom

New Google Classroom features in February 2019

posted Feb 14, 2019, 1:37 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 1:44 AM ]

In February 2019, Google released a new look and feel to Google Classroom, as well as a Gradebook feature.  The Gradebook feature will be released to all GSuite for Education users soon, and the new look is available now.  Features include:

  • New Dashboard
  • Easy Access to the Class Code
  • New Themes
  • Drag-and-Drop Assignments & Topics
  • Weighted or Total Points Grading
  • Ability to share Overall Grades with Students
  • Easy Grading At-A-Glance

To see more of these features, watch the tutorial at techycoach.com.



A locked mode for quizzes in Google Forms is coming...watch an overview.


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