In part two of our Google Classroom update review, we look a big game-changer the new marking shell and comment bank as well as some small changes to where things are located that you need to be aware of.
What is G-Suite for Education?
Google Classroom or G-Suite for Education is a collection of apps that are extremely suitable to use in the classroom. Google puts a tremendous amount of work and money into developing online education and the best is they offer it to use for free. The only requirement is that your school sign up as a G-Suite school and everybody gets supplied with a Google account.
G-Suite consists of a core group of apps, Classroom, Drive, Mail, Calendar. Docs, Sheets, Slides.
To get the most out of these apps you need to use them together.
To read more about what each of the apps can be used for, read my
G-Suite – Everything you need to know
We have been using Google as our email provider for the past 5 years and 3 years ago we started to make use of the other apps. On this page, you will find lots of ideas on how to use G-Suite in your school.
What is Google Classroom?
What is the point of a virtual classroom?
If you have never had a virtual classroom you might wonder why you would want one. I made a summary of the most basic things a beginner teacher will use Google Classroom for.
Why use Google Classroom?
Google Classroom change your teaching in surprising ways.
Ideas using Google Apps
Are you wondering what the new updates in Google Classroom entail? In this first part of our review, we look at the new class work page and how it will change the way you post assignments and announcements.
Have you ever watched when somebody press a few keys on the computer and magic happens? They did something that you didn’t even know could be done, and they did it so quickly, it was like a slight of hand. Magical. The worst is, like magic tricks, nobody ever tells you how to do it. Well, today I am sharing six computer hacks teachers should know and use.
I don't say this easily, but Google Forms changed my life. Since I came across Forms 3 years ago, it has saved me hours and has taken the sting out of a lot of admin tasks. Over the past four years, I have introduced hundreds of colleagues to the magic of Google Forms. Here are my step-by-step instructions to not only create a form but to make a quiz that gets marked automatically.
Four years ago our maths department created a shared Google folder for all our resources. Today we have the most fantastic collection of maths resources, suited to our needs, right at our fingertips. Since we started, this Google has introduced Team Drives which make it even easier and better. A Team Drive is a must-have for every department.
Google Slides enable you to create a worksheet in seconds, by making the learners do the work.
After another parents evening where I could not put my hand on the evidence that little Johnny does not do any homework, I decided to create a straightforward Google Form to keep track of homework, and it works like a charm.
The start of the new school year is an exciting time, new classes, new learners, a fresh start. It is also the ideal time to introduce your learners to the technology they are going to use during the year while getting to know them at the same time. In this post, I share some of my favourites back to school activities, with free templates that are ready to use.