HPSD Tech Tips

Level Up - December 15, 2015

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New In Google Classroom

  • Export Grades to Google Sheets: In addition to .csv files, you can now export your grades directly to Google Sheets. The Sheets template includes a class average and an average per student. If you have ideas about how we can make this export to Sheets even more useful, please leave us feedback by clicking the question mark at the bottom left of the Classroom page, then choosing “send feedback.”
  • Easier to update grade point scale: We know not all assignments are out of 100 points. You've always been able to change the point value, but a lot of teachers had trouble finding this feature. So we’ve made it easier to change the grading scale to any number you need it to be.
  • Keyboard navigation for entering grades: When you’re entering lots of grades, you need a fast way to navigate from student to student. We’ve added the ability to use the up and down arrows to move directly from the grade entry area for one student to another.
  • Sort by name on grading page: In addition to sorting students by completion status (done, not done), you can now sort by first or last name.
  • And in case you missed it last month, you can now add a private comment for a student when you’re returning their work.


Posted by Anibal Chehayeb, Google Classroom Software Engineer

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Come on out for FREE un-conference style event focused around Google Apps for Education on Saturday, January 16th, hosted at Fox High School from 8:30am-12:00pm.


FREE!!! Register Now!


The premise of ChromeCamp is to

  • bring educators together to discuss what they want to learn - yes you help decide session topics!

  • be a FREE professional development opportunity.

  • grow your professional learning community.

  • be encouraged by the work of others!


This event is an “Unconference” - meaning that there are no pre-set sessions; it is truly about what the participants want to discuss. For more information about an unconference watch this short video.


We look forward to seeing you there,