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Classroom How-To-Tuesday!

A first of many how-to gifs! Here is a simple way to clean up your classroom homepage in time for the new school year!

#01- How to archive/delete an old class
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Has anyone taken the Google certification exams? Any advice for a newbie other than reading the materials online
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Lisa where were the practice exams?
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Google Classroom Best Practices
Best Practice #8

This #GoogleClassroom  best practices comes from +Sue Schleusner:

When naming your Classroom put the period you teach and the quarter or semester before the name of the class.  If you are like me and teach several classes of the same subject throughout the school year, this will make it easier to manage in both Google Drive and Classroom.

Bookmark the Google Classroom Best Practices Folder to access more throughout the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/gclassbest

Submit your own best practice!
http://goo.gl/forms/GVp3UwCo9K
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Mobile Notifications Now Live for Android & iOS!

Check your mobile #GoogleClassroom  app for a new update! You and your students can now get mobile notifications.
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Fred Delventhal

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Summer Camp with Google
Hey Parents! Camp Google is a free camp for kids, full of fun science activities and adventures led by experts. Everyone is welcome and you can jump in anytime. Camp starts July 13th! Fun & discovery awaits. Ocean week. Dive in and explore what's down there with National Geographic. Space week ...
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JUST LAUNCHED: New Google Classroom Features!

Fresh out of #ISTE2015 , the #GoogleClassroom  Team just launched a set of brand new features, some rolling out over the summer and by August:

Classroom API: The Classroom API allows admins to provision and manage classes at scale, and lets developers integrate their applications with Classroom.

Classroom share button: a simple way for developers – or schools – to allow teachers and students to seamlessly assign or turn-in links, videos and images from another webpage or product.

Mobile Classroom notifications: In the next few weeks, we’ll be adding mobile notifications in our iOS and Android app.

Re-use previous posts: If you used Classroom this year and want to reuse your assignments or materials in future classes, you'll be able to in August. We’re planning to roll out the ability for you to reuse assignments and posts from old classes.

Easier provisioning of Google Apps accounts for your domain: Last week we introduced a new API to generate available usernames and create Google Apps accounts in your domain: account provisioning for Google Apps.

Check the blog post: http://googleforeducation.blogspot.com/2015/06/new-ways-to-integrate-with-Google-Classroom.html
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Joey Kirkland

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So with the new branding, are we going to re-title this group, or will there be another group made?
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Hey Joey, I never received the email. 
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Jaspal Singh

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21st century children need 21st century moms. With this hands-on workshop, you will become omnipresent with Hangouts and GMail. You can also become the super organizer that you always wished to be with Google Drive. 

We hope that this workshop will be one of many to ensure a long standing partnership between parents and teachers in the child's all round development.
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All the best sir. Just rock it.
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Going to #ISTE2015? So are we! Visit us and follow along with our new Google Plus Collection https://goo.gl/n9EYu0  
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Trevor Beck

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Create User Accounts Using Google Forms
Great for workshops

As an administrator of your training domain, you can quickly add several users at once by uploading the data as a CSV file (https://goo.gl/Iv4MQ6). To reduce my efforts, I decided to use a Google Form to collect information which would be used to create unique account names. My form (https://goo.gl/VdTM30) collects First Name, Last Name, Last 4 digits of their phone number. Using some Google-Voodo I create a formula that will generate an account email address:

john.doe2468@gtrainerdemo.trevorbeck.ca

In another tab, I use the query function to present just the info Google needs to create the account. Open up that tab, download the data as CSV and you're ready to upload to you admin dashboard. All in all, you could easily collect, upload and create accounts in under 5 minutes.

You can see a sample of the formulas I use in the spreadsheet used by the form above here:

https://goo.gl/VWXOzO

Here's a quick video of the process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwSxfxvyEIY
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Google Classroom Best Practices
Best Practice #3

This #GoogleClassroom  best practices comes from +Susan Stine:

We had a lot of snow in the North East of the United States this school year and it seemed that we were missing 2 or 3 days of school every week!  I used Google Classroom to continue lessons and assignments just as if they were in the physical classroom.  They posted questions and I was able to respond to them or attach supplemental aids to assist students in the task.  I made sure I emailed the parents to let them know there was an assignment, and they were very happy to inform their child.  I had about an 80% success rate with this.  I felt we had lost less learning time because of Google Classroom. :-)

Bookmark the Google Classroom Best Practices Folder to access more throughout the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/gclassbest

Submit your own best practice!
http://goo.gl/forms/GVp3UwCo9K
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Anne Truger

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Apologies for cross posting: Googlers: Can you gather data from a form and have it automagically flow into an established tab in a spreadsheet workbook? 
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Google Classroom Best Practices
Best Practice #9

This #GoogleClassroom  best practices comes from Kelly Schnettgoecke:

Use private comments on assignments to give students feedback and grades outside of the "points" features. Post your rubric as part of the assignment, then list scores for each indicator in your comments. I copy and paste my indicators into each student's assignment, then fill in numbers as I grade. I can also list specific comments and feedback about the project in the same place, giving students fast and direct information about their progress.

See more at: www.techteachingtoday.com

Bookmark the Google Classroom Best Practices Folder to access more throughout the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/gclassbest

Submit your own best practice!
http://goo.gl/forms/GVp3UwCo9K
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UPDATED: FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides!

I've updated both the Teacher and the Student guides to include directions for setting up iOS notifications for the #GoogleClassroom iPad app.

Teacher Guide: bit.ly/gcteacherguide
Student Guide: bit.ly/gcstudentguide
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Google Classroom Best Practices
Best Practice #6

This #GoogleClassroom  best practices comes from Stacy Fields:

Google Classroom is the perfect place to post assignments and announcements.  Students only have one place to look for assignments and all content can be added to that assignment.  For example, I had the students make Wiki  pages,  but added all links through Google Classroom this year.  The time it saved having students use the link from Google Classroom made the objective easier to achieve and far less stressful!

Bookmark the Google Classroom Best Practices Folder to access more throughout the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/gclassbest

Submit your own best practice!
http://goo.gl/forms/GVp3UwCo9K
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Jaspal Singh

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My first ISTE badge
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Good for you!!! :)

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Google Classroom Best Practices
Best Practice #4

This #GoogleClassroom  best practices comes from +Andrew Knauft:

I like the consistent naming conventions in Google Classroom. You can use it to quickly find all of the documents from a student by simply searching in your Google Drive for "-- STUDENT NAME".

Bookmark the Google Classroom Best Practices Folder to access more throughout the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/gclassbest

Submit your own best practice!
http://goo.gl/forms/GVp3UwCo9K
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gerard antony

Google News  - 
 
 
This is too good. Attach a file directly from +Google Drive​ to your +Google Calendar​. 
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Fred Delventhal

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Project Jump is Google's committal to making virtual reality go mainstream by making it cheaper and easier for anyone to produce VR video, and as reported by TechCrunch it's going to let a lucky fe...
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Laura Nickerson

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Need a solution. This is my husband 10,000 softball swing club he is trying to do this summer. We've got a simple form and all players in a pull down choice... I need a way to combine all entries by a single player into graphs.  So I could show one graph and it would show everyones TOTAL swings.  Right now it will only graph with each time they log swings as a unique person... Ideas?
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On another spreadsheet, make your list of players in one column and in the next column, you need to use the SUMIF formula. You want to SUMIF based on the names...search it out for help. Then make your graph off that data table.
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