Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more Efficient!
Google Updates for a Smoother Classroom
A great organizational tool for Classroom is the ability to filter assignments. Assigning a Topic to work on the Classwork tab means that students can easily find it. But, that task just became a whole lot easier. Now, when you're on the Classwork page of Google Classroom, you will be able to see all of your Topics on the left hand side. Clicking one of those will filter only that Topic in an expanded view, allowing you to see the number of assignments that have been assigned and turned in on one convenient location.
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Updates to Attached Files
Attaching files is a critical component to assignment creation. Whether you are posting a rubric for students to see, or directions to follow, or simply an example of student work, attaching files is important. Back in February, when Classroom went through the larger update, the way attachments were done changed a bit. But, the update makes the attachment more visible, and you even have the ability to see the full title when the cursor is hovered above it.
Embed Audio in Google Slides
An awesome update that is coming to Google Slides is the ability to add audio from Drive directly into Slides! Although it may or may not have shown up as an option on your account, it will be coming! When designing a Slide, you will simply head up to the Insert tab, and then select Audio. This will then allow you to add that voiceover, or music clip directly onto your slide! Imagine the possibilities of leaving verbal directions, or reteaching a concept from the Slide and having it be directly in the presentation!