How To Use Google Classroom Complete FREE Guide | Setting Up Your Classroom

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In this guide, I'll walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to use Google Classroom with your students for distance learning or when you're back in the classroom. I'll show you how to set up your Google Classroom, how to assign activities and differentiate, how to keep your Google Classroom organized, and how to grade and give feedback on student work.


This FREE guide includes all of the following:

Unit 1: Set Up Your Google Classroom

  • How to create a new Google Classroom
  • How to change the banner image
  • How to upload your own image for the banner
  • How to add another teacher to your class
  • How to add your students to your class with a class code
  • How to change your class code
  • How to adjust your email notifications
  • How to limit what appears on your stream including student posts
  • How parents/guardians can stay in the loop with assignments

Unit 2: Assign Your Student Activities and Differentiate

  • How to assign an activity to the entire class
  • How to assign an activity to individual students or groups of students
  • How to make changes to an assignment you've already created

Unit 3: Create Topics on Your Classwork Page to Easily Find Assignments

  • How to create a topic on your classwork page
  • How to use topics when you're creating an assignment/material
  • How to move/rearrange assignments and topics on your classwork page

Unit 4: View and Grade Your Students’ Completed Work and Give Feedback

  • How to view your students' work
  • How to assign a grade and overall comment to students' work
  • How to comment on specific parts of your students' work
  • How to return work to students after you've graded it
  • How students can view their graded work
  • How to keep track of assignments you've graded

Want to learn more about using Google in your Classroom?

In our Step-by-Step Course For Using Google In Your Classroom, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create meaningful activities in Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Drawings that are centered around your curriculum and enhance your current instruction
  • Create a Google Classroom to assign, view, and grade student activities as well as give feedback
  • Have your students collaborate in their Google Drive to learn from each other, facilitate discussions, and create in-person connections
  • Use Google Forms so you can easily create exit tickets, assessments, and activities for substitutes that are self-grading
  • Create collaborative folders with the teachers you work closely with to collect, create, and share activities and materials without having to be in the same room or make paper copies
  • Use your Google Drive to communicate and share student work more efficiently with parents

Throughout these videos, you’ll get 70+ different ideas for how you can use Google Apps with your students.

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Beginning of the Year

Meet the Teacher Letters and Slideshow

Back to School Night/Open House/Meet the Teacher Presentation

Back to School Forms for Parents and Students

Top 5 Picks of Summer Collaborative Class Activity

9 Back to School Google Activities

All About Me Collaborative Slideshow

Digital Growth Mindset and Classroom Rules Poster Activity

Student of the Day/Week Digital Posters & Class Book

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All Year Resources

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Assignment and Agenda Slides with Timers

Digital and Printable Newsletters

Collaborative Kindness Activities in Google Slides

Printable Growth Mindset and Inspirational Quote Posters

ENTIRE YEAR BUNDLE ( $17 of free products!)

Learn Google Classroom for Teachers

FREE PDF Guide to Google Classroom

Google Jamboards

Writer's Workshop Anchor Chart/Class Mini-Lesson Jamboards

Math Mats and Manipulatives Jamboards

Reading Response Jamboard Templates

Valentine's Day Class Jamboard Activity

January and February Discussion Jamboards

March and April Discussion Jamboards



Animal Research Report in Google Slides

Biography Report Template in Google Slides

Host a Poetry Writing Celebration! (Virtual or In-Class)

Distance Learning Writing Prompt Journal "My At-Home Adventure."

Digital Reading Logs and Graphic Organizers

Digital Vocabulary Notebook For Any Subject

Digital Stickers: Improvement Needed + Motivational

Mother's Day Cards in Google Slides


Add and Subtract within 20 Word Problems (Great for review/assessment)

Repeated Addition, Arrays, Equal Groups (Great for review/assessment)

Entire Year Digital Multiplication Mystery Pictures in Google Slides

Counting Coins and Bills Activities and Assessment

Subtraction - Regroup or Not?

Subtraction with Regrouping Word Problems Review (Topic 6 Envision)

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Social Studies

Me on a Map Digital Flipbook + Landforms Digital Flipbook

Google Slides Sharing Projects (Timelines, Family Traditions, Community Workers Current Events)

Communities: Rural, Urban, and Suburban in Google Slides (+ Google Earth!)

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