Google Classroom is a tool that helps easily organize the workflow of a blended learning environment. Students can complete assignments, collaborate on projects, and access classroom materials anytime. Google Classroom can help a teacher create a student-centered, self-paced environment for students of all ages. Google Classroom helps organize classroom calendars, student projects, classroom resources, and individual or group assignments. Teachers will have the ability to provide instant feedback, create collaborative material, and share resources with students, parents, and colleagues. This course outlines the basic principles of setting up and utilizing the features of Google Classroom in a variety of settings.
Contact Hours: 5
- Create and implement the use of Google Classroom to share files with students or colleagues.
- Utilize new forms of a digital classroom that may not be possible in a traditional classroom atmosphere.
- Articulate the benefits of providing digital content for students, parents, and colleagues.
Work through the resources provided below. Already know the content? No problem! Skip to #5 and submit your evidence of learning from the provided Choice Board. Receive a Proficient or Accomplished rating (grading rubrics are provided for each module) from the instructor and you are awarded a badge and certificate of attendance. Graduate credit is available, as well!
1. Bell Ringer:
Let’s get started! Complete the pre-assessment to help provide context and focus to your learning experience.
2. Setting The Stage:
Watch Setting The Stage For Google Classroom. Consider how you can use Google Classroom to strengthen the learning experience.
3. Play List:
Explore the resources provided below.
- Video: Google Classroom: Mission control for students and teachers
- Video: Google Classroom Tutorial
- Website: 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
- Article: Google Classroom is Not an LMS. It’s Better
4. Integration In Action:
Google Classroom is a great way to control the workflow between students and teachers in a blended learning environment. Using your Google Apps for Education accounts, Google Classroom makes sharing documents, links, and calendars easy, and accessible. Collaboration and feedback become instantaneous, and a useful tool for helping meet students where they need it, and when they need it. As you view the resources listed below, consider:
- How are my students receiving class materials from me now?
- How am I providing feedback for my students as they complete classroom tasks?
- When am I communicating with my students to give instructions for assignments, or when they have questions?
- In what ways could access to classroom material increase the productivity of my students?
- How can Google Classroom be used to allow students to participate in my classroom in ways that were not previously available?
- Video: 5 Google Classroom Tricks You Will Want to Know
5. Choice Board:
Choose an assignment from the choice board to complete and submit as evidence that you have mastered the information and applications found in the course. Refer to the Choice Board Evaluation Rubric and the Guidelines for Submitting Your Assignment to ensure your evidence contains the necessary elements.
When you have completed your evidence of learning, finalize the purchase process at the bottom of this page.
Take a moment to reflect on the work that you’ve accomplished and where you will go from here.
- How can Google Classroom be used to improve the instructional practices that are currently taking place in your classroom?
- How can Google Classroom allow new instructional practices to be implemented in your classroom that are currently not available to you?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!
Ready to earn your badge and get credit for this five-hour course?
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