Innovation CPD: Using Google ClassroomKara Kellett and Tom Martin
Optional CPD:Using Google Classroom
To explore Google Classroom and its features, considering how it can support effective teaching and learning and assists in integrating technology into the classroom.
To examine the features of setting questions and assignments through Classroom and also adding resources and individual worksheets.
To consider the assessment and marking process used by Google Classroom.
To create your own Google Classroom, exploring the features and considering how it could be used in your own subject area.
What is Google Classroom?Future classroom?
Purpose of Google ClassroomClassroom allows teachers to create and mark assignments, make announcements and start class discussions all in one place. Benefits of using Google ClassroomEasy to set upSaves timeImproves organisationEnhances communicationSecure - only class can accessPaperless
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is considered as one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers' workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make it an ideal tool to use with students. Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students...Google Classroom is meant to help teachers manage the creation and collection of student assignments in a paperless environment, basically leveraging the framework of Google Docs, Drive and other Apps. Google classroom allows teachers to spend more time with their students and less time on the paperwork.
Iftakhar, S. (2016) Google Classroom: What Works and How? Journal of Education and Social Sciences. Vol 3. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Daffodil International University. ISSN 2289-9855 2016 12
Dr Heidi Hayes JacobsEducation Leader in developing 21st Century approaches to T<eachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.
Google Classroom allows for the integration of technology at all level of the SAMR model, leading to the redefinition of tasks which previously have been inconceivable.
Setting Up Google Classroom
Log into your Google Account.Go to Google Classroom.If it is your first time going into Google Classroom set up your account, making sure you select I am a Teacher.
Joining a ClassClick on the plus symbolClick Join Class
You are given the option here to either JOIN or CREATE a class. You are now JOINING a class to see an example classroom.
Example ClassroomExamples of activities and ways you might use Google Classroom.Have a look through and engage in the activities.
Make sure you add to the collaborative document to explain how you think Google Classroom might be used in your subject area.
Creating a ClassClick on the plus symbolClick Create a Class
You are given the option here to either JOIN or CREATE a class. You will CREATE and then pupils will need to JOIN later on.
Creating a ClassGive you class a name (typically a class code).
Setting Up Your ClassThis is your Google Classroom Homepage.You can click to see the STREAM, STUDENTS or ABOUT.
Setting Up Your Class
Click SELECT THEME to personalise your online classroom.Choose between GALLERY and PATTERNS.
Setting Up Your Class
Click on STUDENTS to invite students to join your classroom.You can invite people or groups to join or get people to join by sharing the Class Code.
Setting Up Your ClassThe ABOUT section allows you to fill in information about your class and also to share documents which might be of use throughout the year.
Completing the About SectionAdd essential information about your class and generic resources which are needed throughout the year.
Setting Up Your Class
Setting up your classroom will create a folder in your Drive. You can access students work via this folder or via Google Classroom.
Setting Tasks for StudentsClick the + symbol.Click create assignment.Give your assignment a title and write instructions.Upload/Share your resource.Select:Students can view fileStudents can edit fileMake a copy for each student.
Setting Tasks for StudentsStudents Can View FileThis is useful to share a document students just need to read (e.g. revision resource).
Students Can Edit FileThis is useful to have a collaborative document (e.g. students all giving their opinion on a topic).Make a Copy for Each StudentThis is creating an electronic worksheet for students.No need for paper and submit electronically.
Setting Tasks for Students
You can then look at the progress each pupil is making with their work.
Marking Students Work
Students can then submit their work for marking.Click on work assessment task to see students work and grade from here.You can see all of your students work.You can change the numerical grade.Click on work to access and edit.
Marking Students WorkThis can then be submitted for marking.You mark electronically, saving time, and return work to students via Classroom.Students loose editing rights when submitted.Students can then complete improvements and resubmit their work.
Marking Students WorkWhen students have submitted work and you have graded this via classroom you can export your markbook either to copy to Google Sheets or download to Excel.Open up assessments.Click on to settings.Select prefered option.
Setting Questions for StudentsClick the + symbol.Click create question. Pose a question which students can respond to on Classroom:Short Answer/Multiple Choice.Students can/cannot reply to answers.Students can edit answers.
Click the ? symbol.Select Whats NewLink to Classroom HelpRecent updates listed:Scheduling at later dateUse of third-party apps (e.g. NearPod)Multiple Choice QuestionsUpdates to iOS/AndroidIntegration of Google Forms and Google Calendar.
Regular Updates to Google Classroom
Example ClassroomGo to Google Classroom (http://classroom.google.com)Log in using your Google Account.Click the + symbol.Click Join ClassroomJoin using the code: soay2va.Have a look around the example classroom.Have a go at setting up your own classroom.
Accessing links and resources from my teacher easilyChecking homework tasksCompleting and submitting homework tasksCompleting and submitting class workAccessing the work of my peersReceiving feedback from my teacherStudent Feedback on Google Classroom
All your homework and classwork was in one place.
Its easy to hand work into my teacher.
Being able to receive personalised feedback from my teacher.
Being able to access and submit work and work collaboratively.
Being able to receive feedback online.
The layout, easy to use and get marks back.86% of students said that Google Classroom had helped them learn effectively.What are the best feature of Google Classroom and why?Student Feedback on Google Classroom
All the work that pupils hand-in in uploaded in folders of Google Drive. Each pupil can send in an answer on the screen (kind of like PollEv), but you get to see each childs name and you can respond to them individually or display for the class.
Great for submission of work and feedback possibilities. Also sharing resources easily.
Being able to collect work in a central location and provide relevant resources to students. If used throughout the school year, I like the way that it could be used as a tool to communicate with students like a class blog. Everything in one place.What are the best feature of Google Classroom and why?Teacher Feedback on Google Classroom