Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Spectacular Google Classroom Updates
Receive Notifications for Student Work
There have been many times that work has been submitted in Google Classroom and the teacher doesn't know it's there and the student forgets to alert the teacher. But, with the two new Classroom update options, that should no longer be a problem. The two notifications are for when a student submits work late, and the other is when an assignment is resubmitted. In order to ensure these updates are enabled, click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Then, click on Settings, which is all the way at the bottom. Once on that screen, you will be able to see if the checkbox is checked for you to receive these updates. This will streamline things more, so you're made aware of work submitted the moment it happens instead of at a later time.
Assign Work to ONE Student
Oftentimes when students need to make up an assignment from Classroom, they have to scroll through several different assignments, find the right one to begin working on it, which can be tedious if the assignment is older. Or, maybe you'd just like to offer further independent practice to a select few students in order to grasp the material. So, with the new update, carrying this out these requests is easier than ever. When you're assigning work to a class, there's now a new drop down menu that lists all of the enrolled students in each class. Once clicked, you're able to deselect "All Students" and only choose those you'd like to send it to. This is a wonderful update, but the only downfall I see to this (and it's minor) is that you can't select individual students from more than one class. For example, if you'd like to assign independent practice to a few students from different classes, you have to assign it individually. You aren't able to select multiple classes and then narrow your selections to specific students. Otherwise, I see this as a terrific addition to Classroom.