Getting Started with Google Classroom
Please watch the intro video. Click the chalkboard below to get started. If needed, watch Tutorial #2 or see resources at the bottom for extra help.
When you create an assignment, you can attach a document from your Drive. It can be a worksheet, a template, a question to answer, etc.
Select the drop down next to "Students can view file"
If you choose "Make a copy for each student" a copy of the document will be created for each student. They can each edit the document and then easily "TURN IN"
NOTE: This option is only available when you initially create the assignment. If you accidentally assign it without making the change, you can "Reuse Post" and make the adjustment. Then delete the original assignment from the stream.
You may want to consider initially turning OFF the ability for students to freely post comments.
In the "STUDENTS" tab, select "Only teacher can post or comment"
It can be a major distraction as the kids fill up the stream with chatter. You can always turn the feature ON later when you instruct students about appropriate interactions.
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