While in the classroom, Google Classroom was a saving grace for me in regards to streamlining my workflow. At the start of the school year, I was unsure as to how long I was going to be in the classroom, so I wanted to schedule and store assignments all in one place. Being able to pre-schedule assignments and have them easily accessible to the new transitioning teacher, made my time easier.
Last year, I loved being able to pre-schedule all the HyperDoc components for a unit ahead of time. My prep period was no longer used for getting ready for the next day, but rather planning for future units and new activities I could do with my students.
Upon conversations with other teachers, I have found that they were often discouraged with the tedious aspect of grading while using Google Classroom. Many would argue that they would have to open so many tabs. However, I was able to show them some tips and tricks to using Google Drive and it’s preview options to grade as opposed to opening individual tabs.
Through my conversations, I wanted to put together some valuable information that new educators and veterans could use to help streamline their everyday usage of Classroom. Please take the time to preview this presentation. If there is anything I can add, please let me know. I’d love to hear your feedback and include more ways to help other educators around the world.