Introduction to Google Classroom for Students
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Looking to start the school year with a strong foundation in Google Classroom skills? Want to make sure your students are prepared for distance learning? Plan to use Google Classroom in your in-person classroom? The Google Classroom Crash Course is designed to help you with any and all of these scenarios.
The crash course is a week long unit (designed to be 5 class periods). Days 1-4 are mini-lesson formatted lessons in which learning and exploring of Google Classroom is taking place. Day 5 is a final assessment, which students will apply the skills they have learned. If this format does not work for you, feel free to adjust the Crash Course to your classroom and students. You could simply use this resource as a reference material or individual guide for students / parents.
•Google Slide deck for each lesson which has step-by-step instructions for each skill and pictures
•A short assessment is also provided for each lesson, for a total of four mini-assessments
•A final assessment, a scavenger hunt, which combines the main skills from the four lessons
•A teacher guide for every lesson and the scavenger hunt that explains the objective, lesson format, and set-up instructions
Lesson One: Introduction to Google and Its Apps
Finding Google Classroom, finding Google Drive and student work, creating a new document, choosing the correct Google app, naming or renaming a document, and organizing students’ drive.
Lesson Two: Getting Familiar with Google Classroom
Finding work in Google Classroom (stream vs. classwork), using topics to sort through work, identifying due and missing work, making a copy, using an automatic copy, submitting work from Google Drive, submitting a file, submitting a discussion question answer, submitting a quiz, and creating a blank document in a Google assignment
Lesson Three: Going the Extra Mile With Google Classroom
Locating the grade and feedback for an assignment, making public and private comments, identifying due and missing assignments, using the Google Calendar for class work, organizing the Class Drive Folder to easily locate work, locating grades for completed work in a class, and locating and using Google Help Centers for resolving issues.
Lessons Four: Online Classroom P’s and Q’s
Using appropriate language when communicating with teacher, why submitting blank work is inappropriate, checking work and communication for errors in writing, correctly submit and notify teacher of late work, and the problem with plagiarized and copied work.
Final Assessment: Google Classroom Crash Course Scavenger Hunt
This lesson is intended to be an individual scavenger hunt for students to practice their skills. The scavenger hunt should be given to students after learning and reviewing the first four lessons in the Google Classroom Crash Course.
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