Unlike previous online classrooms, Google Classroom offers simple, streamlined interaction that is easy to master and convenient for students and parents.
What is it?
Classroom is Google’s answer to online classroom systems like Moodle, Blackboard, TeacherWeb, or My Big Campus. Unlike those resources, Classroom offers simple, streamlined interaction that is easy to master and convenient for students and parents. The best part? It’s a Google product, so it merges seamlessly with Google Drive and the rest of their products.
How can I use it?
You can use Classroom to post announcements with or without attachments or links. Students are notified of these updates through email. You can use Classroom to post assignments, and it will automatically create copies for each student, even filing those documents in the appropriate folder in Drive. You can use Classroom to communicate through email quickly. Those are the three main uses, but more are available, and Google keeps updating the service with teacher-requested changes!
Who’s using it?
Check out these teachers that know and use Google Classroom in your school. Ask them for help!
At McCord, Connie Root, Marilyn Waite, Dave Budas, Rob Redd, and Brian Mitchell
At Arbor Hills, Karma Vince, Heather Musgrove, Alyssa Gottschalk, and Tony Cutway
At Timberstone, Lauren Clark, Marilyn Waite, Mike Burke, and Chris Harrington
At Southview, Paul Moffitt, Shelley Bielak, and Melissa Tusing
At Northview, Darla Omey, John Word, John Eckhart, Kathryn Nelson, Karolynn Nowak, Pat Johnson, Lauren Stewart, and Don Wachowiak
At Maplewood, Jenny Grafitti
At Central Trail, Michelle Morgan, Christina Renz, and Julie Bennett
At Highland, Kyle Newnham, Megan Mitchell, and Kayla Wiemers
At Stranahan, Amanda Sanderson
At Hill View, Kayla Nowacki
Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this short video by Amy Mayer to help you get started. Then, check out Sylvania’s PD session page in this site for more information.
Google Classroom app for Android or IOS
Amy Reilly’s extended “Google Classroom Tutorial”
The Gooru’s “Everything You Need to Know in Google Classroom, Part 1”
The Gooru’s “Everything You Need to Know in Google Classroom, Part 2”
The Gooru’s “Everything You Need to Know in Google Classroom, Part 3”
“Doctopus+ Classroom + Goobric = :)” Yay! (Video 10:43)
Snap a Photo in Google Classroom (Video 0:20)
Share from Other Apps in Google Classroom (Video 0:20)
Google for Education YouTube Channel
Google’s blog post on recent updates (6/29/15), including the new share button.
August 2015 Update Discussion
Share to Classroom Extension for Google Chrome