Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue NE
January 9, 2015 Volume 9
Google Classroom Tips
Tip 1: When naming assignments use a 3 digit numbering system. For example, #001 Classifying Fixed and Flexible Expenses on a Budget and #002 Chapter 1 Budgeting Review Worksheet. This will allow you to easily refer to the assignments as assignment 1 or assignment 22 instead of having to restate the long name.
Tips 2: Use Classroom with clubs, teams, organizations or groups of students. Differentiate activities by grouping in unique ways. Think outside the box with Google Classroom ideas!
Tip 3: When having students complete a Google form for an assessment or assignment, since there isn't anything to "Turn In" the students can click the "Mark as Done" button. You will see how many have completed the form and who still needs to complete the form. See the image below.
Also, check out this website by Alice Keeler for other tips. Follow Alice on Twitter @alicekeeler
Amazing Learning Opportunities
Online Classes for Second Semester
We are starting the new semester with 12 online course offerings. From Fun Formative Assessments with a Techie Twist to Using Social Media in the Classroom, you are likely to find a class that meets your needs. Classes begin January 12th. Register for online classes here. Remember we need 10 people to make a class a go so ask a friend or colleague to join you to make the learning adventure fun!
Techie Tuesday: Social Media Madness-January 20
Come learn how to leverage social media tools to increase communication with your families, utilize Twitter for free professional development, and build your own PLN. Also, see how Facebook can be used in a positive way to communicate with students and parents. See your school principal for the paperwork.