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Classroom FYI

  • The first time you log into Classroom, you must choose teacher. If you chose student in the past, contact your IT department to change.
  • Must have a Google Apps for Education account.
  • Students and teachers must have the same domain.
  • Can be used on the computer and mobile device.
  • You can have more than 1 teacher responsible for a classroom.
  • You can create a class as well as join someone's class.
  • You can schedule posts in advance.
  • Student documents are saved into your Google Drive in a Classroom folder.
  • Use "?" send Google feedback or tell them of things you would like to see Classroom have.

Steps to setting up a classroom

  1. Click on the + sign to Create a class and name it.
  2. Have students sign in and use your class code.

About Page

  • Invite a teacher
  • Add commonly used links
  • Add commonly used documents


  • Invite students through email.
  • Give students Classroom code



Announcements are just that. You can add a link, attach a document or Google Drive document, or a youtube video.


This is where you will give your students work. You can have instructions as well as a due date. When you attach a document, you have 3 options for students: View file, Edit file, or Make a copy for each student.


You can use this to assign 1 short answer or multiple choice question. You have the choice to let students reply to each other or edit their answers.

Reuse Post

You can pull a post from any classroom, current or archived, and add it to your current stream.


You can turn comments on and off for students.

Ideas for using comments.

Best Practices

  • Use comments for students to have discussions about assignments.

  • Use the Question Post as an exit ticket.

  • Number the titles of your assignments.

  • Class can collaborate on a powerpoint at the beginning of the year to introduce themselves.

  • Differentiate assignments by assigning different assignments.

  • Share solutions to problems for students to check work.

  • Problem of the Day

  • Student of the Week - Picture as the header

Additional Resources

Shake up Learning

Kasey Bell

Alice Keeler

Google Classroom Cards

Grading Assignments

35 More Things You can Do with Classroom

23 Apps to Use with Classroom

Google Education Tuesday Tip - Google Classroom

Google Classroom: Getting Started

Google Classroom Study Guide

Stacy McGough

4th grade Math/Science Teacher in Garland ISD.

Christina Ethridge

4th grade ELA Teacher in Garland ISD>

Andrea Blankenship

5th grade ELA Teacher in Garland ISD.