Are you a teacher in a Google Apps for Education district? If not, will you be going Google soon? If so, take advantage of this course on the Google Classroom. Teachers of all levels; elementary, secondary, post-secondary will benefit from using Google Classroom as an online learning platform. This is a comprehensive course covering topics from the basics of classroom, to how you can use it with your students, to lessons to teach your students how to use the application to a final side-by-side view of the teacher and student platforms.
The course is broken down into 8 sections, the introductory section, followed by 6 learning modules, and ending with an overview and wrap-up of the course. Each of the 6 learning modules will contain a video lecture, ranging from 45 seconds to 10 minutes and a handout with each lecture explaining the step-by-step process on paper. Each module will end with a multiple-choice question quiz to test your understanding of the topic. Modules 1-4 will contain challenge activities to try what you learned on your own. Finally, at the end of the course you will receive PDF files of the instructions for each module that you can download and use if you forget the material later.
With nearly 2 hours of video showing step-by-step processes you are sure to become a successful online educator with Google Classroom. Use a little less paper in your classroom by starting the course today.
Welcome to the course! This lecture will let you know how to get in contact with me via e-mail, G+, or LinkedIn. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.
Here you will see what the course will cover and the order in which you will learn material.
This course is structured with short video segments, each showing one topic. Having short videos will hopefully save you time when you get stuck working in Classroom and need to find the answer to one idea.
This video will help you understand what Google Class is and is used for. Classroom is Google's learning management system that works in combination with the Google Drive.
Lecture 4 will explain how a teacher signs in to Google Classroom step-by-step.
Lecture 5 is all about creating your first class. You will see what Classroom looks like and how you set up your first course.
In lecture 6, you will learn how to apply a theme to your courses. The theme is the header image and color of the top of each classroom. Currently, you are unable to create your own however, you will see how to color code your courses when choosing a theme.
Lecture 7 will explain to you how you can set up your own class resource page. You will see how to add files from you computer, link from your Google drive, incorporate video from YouTube and how to set up a link to an external site.
In Lecture 8, you will see where your settings are and what control you have over your Google account.
In Lecture 10 you will learn how to send an e-mail invitation to students inviting them to join your course.
Adding students by code is the easiest way to add students to your class. Here you will learn how to access your class code and the best ways to distribute that code to your students.
Sometimes you need to reset or deactivate your class code. This lesson will teach you how that is done.
By default, students are sorted by their first name in Classroom. You will learn in this lecture how to sort students by their last name.
At times, we need to e-mail our students about an assignment. This lecture will teach you how to quickly e-mail a student or group of students from Classroom.
Students often drop a class or move away. In this lecture you learn how to remove a student from your Google Classroom course.
After completing this lecture, you will be able to create an assignment on the Google Drive for students.
In this lecture you will learn how to edit an assignment after you have posted it for your students.
In this lecture, you will learn how to change the points possible for each assignment.
In this lecture, you will learn how to enter grades for student assignments and you will also learn what the different assignment status' mean.
In this lecture, you will learn how to annotate student documents, comment on their work, and send them private messages.
In this lecture, you will learn how you can download your student grades for one or all assignments to a CSV file.
In this lecture, you will learn how to see items that have been delete from your Classroom stream.
In this lecture, you will learn how to post an announcement to the stream and a few suggestions for announcements.
In this lecture, you will learn how to edit or delete an announcement that you posted to your Classroom stream.
In this lecture, you will learn how to set your student permissions to be able to post or comment on the stream. You will also learn how to restrict access to posting to individual students.
In this lecture, you will learn where your Classroom folder lives on your Google Drive and what files and folders are nested inside.
In this lecture, you will learn how to send Google feedback on new features that you would like to see in Classroom. You will also learn how to get help from Google forums and groups.
In this lecture, students will learn how to sign in to Google Classroom for the first time.
In this lecture, students will learn how to join their teachers class.
In this lecture, students will learn how to navigate around Google Classroom.
In this lecture, students will learn how to post to their class stream.
In this lecture, students will learn how to e-mail their classmates or their teacher.
In this lecture, students will learn how to change their account settings such as profile pictures and notifications.
In this lecture, students will learn how to add another class to their platform and how to unenroll from a course.
In this lecture, students will learn how to view their assignments for all classes. Teachers do not have this feature in the teacher platform.
In this lecture, students will learn how to turn in an assignment that a teacher has assigned.
In this lecture, students will learn how to unsubmit and then resubmit an assignment before and after it has been graded.
In this lecture, students will learn how to turn in an assignment that does not have any digital file attachments.
In this lecture, students will learn how to review feedback given by the teacher and see their grade on an assignment.
In this lecture, you will see a side-by-side view of the teacher and student Classroom. You will learn what happens on the students' end when you create an assignment, the student turns it in, you grade the assignment and return it to the student. You will also see what is different between each view.
This lecture is a course wrap-up with final thoughts.
I am a business and technology teacher at the secondary level and a Google Educator. I conduct professional development for teachers in my district and tutor online. I have an extensive knowledge of all Google Apps for Education, the entire Microsoft Office Suite and numerous other business software. I teach in a Google Apps for Education district where I use and teach other staff members how to use Google products in the classroom. Along with being a technology teacher, I am a building technology coordinator. In that position I train teachers on all technologies used in the building and troubleshoot technological issues.
I have used all Google Apps for Education products in my classroom and use most daily. My students use Google Classroom as a learning management system and integrate Google Docs to complete assignments. I train over 450 students how to use Google Classroom and docs each school year, along with teachers in a large district.
Besides Google, I have taught computer science courses such as HTML web design, computer applications, technology applications, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word and software integration. I have also been a high school yearbook adviser.
My passion is helping others to integrate technology into their classrooms. I have extensive experience using Camtasia Studio 8, SnagIt, Google Docs, ScreentoGif and Gyazo all of which help me create high quality screencast videos and animated instruction files.
I spent two years as a high school technology teacher and am now on my second year as a middle school technology teacher. Prior to teaching I was a marketing and retention specialist for an online company where I created promotional videos, e-mail copy and funnels.