Google Classroom is a learning management system (LMS) that enables students to design, distribute, and grade assignments, as well as involve them in online or distance learning. It is a free tool that supports communication, teamwork, managing assignments, going paperless, and more between students and instructors. It was added to Google Apps for Education on August 12, 2014.
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Google has created a programme for educators to use as their primary assignment manager for Google Drive and other services. Google Drive is used for assignment preparation and delivery, while Gmail is used for in-class communication. Students can be invited to classes through a private code that can be added to the student interface or imported from a school information management system.
Google Calendars are integrated with Google Classroom, allowing students to submit work to be evaluated. Teachers can communicate with their students through Gmail and ask them questions. Instructors can add students directly from the Google Apps directory or give them a code to access the class.
Unlike Google’s standard services, Google Classroom does not display advertisements to students, professors, or instructors in its user interface, and user data is not scanned or utilised for marketing reasons.
Learning Style: Enables online collaboration and simplified feedback. increases the social learning component of online learning, allowing students to gain from the knowledge and abilities of their peers. enables educators to create online team-based learning experiences.
Usefulness: Simple setup; simple login; simple assignment receipt and submission.
Accessibility: Enables people with limited eyesight to utilise screen readers. On iOS and Android, the Google Classroom Mobile app is compatible with TalkBack and VoiceOver.
Accessibility: Any PCs, smartphones, and tablets may access the tool.
Google Classroom & the SAMR Model
The SAMR model developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura provides a lens through which to examine classroom technology adoption. We urge you to utilise this model as an analytical tool as you work to integrate internet technologies into your classroom.
Google Documents, Google Slides, and other Google applications will be linked in with other grading tools as Google Classroom is an LMS that incorporates Google Apps for Education (exclusive to Google Classroom only). Here are a few instances of how using many Google Apps may fit within the SAMR model:
- Substitution: To produce a report, use Google Documents (instead of writing with a pencil and paper). Google Sheets to demonstrate the idea of a collaborative workplace and real-time updating. Use Google Calendar to keep track of deadlines, extracurricular activities, and other crucial “chronological data.” Track when students submit their work as an addition. Highlighting student role models The assignment folder in Google Drive may be used to connect student exemplars to a Google Classroom announcement.
- Modification: Use Google Forms to create your self-grading exam. The findings may be used by students to develop new learning objectives. For teaching and learning, divide the class into groups according to preparedness, interest, reading ability, or other criteria. Use Google Docs to collaborate on writing projects and exchange documents. To sketch together, use Google Draw. Ask a Google employee to give a guest lecture on the value of science in your class through video chat. You might also ask a grandmother from a different state to read to the children during story time.
Use Google Docs to collaborate on the same lesson plan at the same time with a colleague. So that everyone at your school may locate and use them, save your lesson plans in the shared Google Drive for your school. To share materials, create a folder specifically for your grade level.
- Create collaboratively in Google Drawings virtual manipulatives like algebra tiles to represent mathematics. Give out Google Drawings so that kids can add to them.
- Collaboration: Students may reason out potential solutions to a problem using a collaborative Google Document or Slides presentation before being given the method for doing so. Add a file to Google Classroom with the permission “Students may modify file.”
- Create a Google Classroom class for this reason so that students in older grades may mentor and encourage kids in lower grades.
- Create a Discussion on a Specific Topic: You have a stream in Google Classroom that automatically loads when you check in to your class. By generating debate topics and fresh entries, this stream may be used to gather student perspectives.
- Weather/environment lab. Science classrooms may communicate with one or more classes in neighbouring cities, states, provinces, or nations to exchange information on the local climate and ecology. Record it on a page for each place in a Google Spreadsheet. Compare and contrast your environment.
- Weekly reading record: In order to keep track of the times they read during the week, kids at the school often keep reading diaries. They use it at school and bring it home. The kids may make a form (for example, a Google Form) to record information about their reading. Every year, we hear, “I don’t have my reading journal,” but with this, they have no justifications and can view it from any computer. An alternative would be to set up a class form to compile everyone’s records.
- Student collaboration on writing projects: Google Classroom doesn’t only support using e-portfolios, but with the power of Google Docs, the students can also work together in new ways on Google Docs.
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How to Create a Class with Google Classroom
For instructors who wish to build up an online presence using Google Classroom, creating courses is the first step. Fortunately, doing this is simple. How? Read on.
- Navigate to https://classroom.google.com
- Choose the “I am a Teacher” option
- Click the “+” sign in the top right-hand corner next to your Google account
- Select “Create Class”, then give it a name and a section, and click “Create”.
Customise the appearance of your class:
You are provided with a preset header picture when you initially create your class. When students click on your class to access homework and announcements, they will see this picture. This picture can be modified in a few simple steps.
- Hover your mouse over the banner image
- Look for the Select Theme link in the bottom right-hand corner
- Click Select Theme to open a gallery of photos you can choose for your class.
- Choose a photo from the gallery, then click Select Class Theme to change your header image.
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