Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Google Updates for the New School Year
Gradebook in Google Classroom
When Classroom started, it was a great program for not making so many copies and shifting towards a paperless classroom. Each update continues to evolve this learning management system into something really impressive. If you haven't noticed, there now appears and option for "Grades" at the top of the Classroom screen. This is simply as easy way to see assignments in an organized fashion instead of having to click several times to see all of a student's work. Ad added feature is that you're able to return all assignments from this screen and, of course, change the points possible.
Audio Clips into Google Slides
Google Classroom Gradebook Sync
This may be the most powerful update to be released. Classroom Gradebook sync is just as it sounds, inputting the grades into Classroom, and then having them sync to whatever Learning Management System is being used. One of the companies that Google us currently working with is Infinite Campus, which is huge for the Davenport district. Eventually, you will have this option. There are several things that need to be in place for it to be a reality, but it sounds like the wheels are in motion!
Locked Quizzes in Forms
If you're sending out a Google Form to your students, you can now lock their browser similar to what the state testing process was like. When you're setting up a Form, you can select the Slide to "lock" the browser as they're taking the assessment. This only works on managed Chromebooks, however, so as long as your devices are on a district network under a network administrator, this is a major benefit to teachers.