May 30, 2020
Episode 94 of The Teaching Space Podcast shares three tips for an organised Google Classroom.
I wouldn't usually focus on a single tool that you might or might use for a podcast; however, I think the ideas behind these tips can apply to other tools in a more general sense, so I hope they are helpful. I am dealing with some concepts that will likely be communicated better visually so please pop over to the show notes to see some annotated screenshots: theteachingspace.com/94.
Your Classwork area is where all your resources for lessons are stored, along with assignments and tasks. This area must be straightforward for students to navigate. Here are some tips:
The Stream is the hub of communication. By default, when the teacher posts a resource in the Classwork area, there is a notification in the Stream. These notifications can clutter the Stream. You can change this, though. On your Classwork page, click the settings' cog' and change the settings as follows:
General > Classwork on the stream > Hide notifications
In addition to this, it is easy to move a post to the top of the Stream. You could move a ground rules or expectations post to the top, for example.
Create and post a message then click the three little dots at the top right and select MOVE TO TOP.
Finally, I only found this out recently - you have complete control over the notifications you get from Google Classroom.
On the main page where you see all your classes, click the hamburger menu at the top left-hand side of the screen to access settings.
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