Teachers love Google. So you likely shouldn't be surprised that everyone has been talking about Google Classroom on Twitter recently. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
Google Classroom, described on the Google website as “designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.” You receive access by signing in with your school Google account. Google Classroom is a one-stop Google shop for teachers, including lists of helpful products, training, and resources for students and teachers. In fact, some of the world's best Google training for teachers comes from SimpleK12, and you can check out upcoming Google Classroom webinars here, many free.
Why teachers use it is obvious. How is a little less so. That's where this awesome infographic I found on Twitter comes in handy. Alex Corbitt posted an infographic called “10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on a Google Classroom.” Craig Kemp and Educators Technology created the infographic. You can see a full-blown image of the infographic here.
The ten action items listed on the infographic revolve around collaborating with and streamlining processes for both teachers and students too. If you're curious about other ways teachers use Google Classroom, there are tons of resources available. You can either search for the specific tool you're looking for or browse through tons of Google-related content here.
How do you use Google Classroom? What are some ways you've seen teachers use Google Classroom in the past?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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