Check out this guide to get started with Google Classroom. Click here.
Google Classroom is not a fully fledged Learning Management System. However, when coupled with a formalised school markbook/gradebook (which in many schools is often separate from the LMS anyway), Google Classroom provides the perfect simple interface for all day to day communication and sharing with students and collection of student work.
The big advantage of Classroom is it’s simplicity and complete integration as a native Google App. If your students and teachers are already signing in to their Google accounts, why not reduce the need to go somewhere else and capitalise on the benefits that Google Classroom can offer? Think of it as an organisation piece for your classroom, that automatically organises students’ Google Docs for the teacher and takes care of the correct share settings for students.
For the less tech inclined, Google Classroom is very easy to learn. All the basics are doable within a couple minutes, a Technology Coach’s dream. For the ‘power user’, through the use of Google Add Ons and Chrome Extensions, it’s possible for a host of flexible options for these techy lovers to jump on.
Better than any Learning Management System, from K to 12, Google Classroom hits the mark. Often times, simple is best.
Check out the new "Google Classroom: Getting Started" guide.
You know those annoying reminders that pop up on your browser, letting you know that in 10 mins a calendar event is about to start?
You should bid them farewell.
In Google Calendar, go to your calendar settings.
A little way down the page you’ll find Notifications. Tick Use browser notifications instead of interruptive alerts. Also tick Play sound (if you’d like).
Google Chrome will now ask to Show notifications. Click Allow. From now on, you’ll receive a simple and less intrusive notification in the top right corner of your screen.