Falcon Focus

Issue 3, Volume 1 - March 6, 2018

Falcon Focus - A Weekly Flyer Discussing Technology Tools and Ideas!

Welcome to March! I had a reader mention that he/she would like some more information about Google Classroom. This week's issue will offer a quick review of Google Classroom, as well as some tips and tricks for more familiar users. I will always attach the Google Form at the bottom seeking input as to future topics, so please let me know if there is information or resources I can provide concerning other topics.


Reminder: I will keep past Falcon Focus topics on our cmfalcons.org webpage, under the Technology department, for your reference. Issues can be found at http://www.cmfalcons.org/departments/technology/falcon_focus.

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Google Classroom

This week's topic is Google Classroom. I am stealing the following review from Common Sense Media:


"Google Classroom is the OUT and IN box of the Google world in digital classrooms.

It manages the digital learning process for teachers and students. It simplifies the exchange of files, sharing of links and teaching management. It is a logical step into flipped classrooms and digital based lessons".


https://learninginhand.com/blog/google-classroom-tips is a list of ideas and tips on how to use Google Classroom.


The Alice Keeler - Google Classroom link below is a group of 49 videos, each under 2 minutes and they are labeled to make it easy to find specific information. These are great for a quick introduction or a quick review. If you are not familiar with Alice Keeler, she is a great educational technology resource! Make sure to check out her website for more EdTech Tools (http://www.alicekeeler.com/edtech-tools/).


The graphic below that lists 10 things a teacher should be able to do with Google Classroom. It is a little difficult to read, so if you click on it, it will take you to the website. It's just an idea of what you should be able to do. If you can't do some of those things, check out the videos by Alice. There is also a Google Classroom Cheat Sheet attached below for your review.