Through Google classroom students were able to extend their learning by asking and answering questions, independently review videos watched in class, as well as have open discussions with classmates about the material taught.
ITSE Standards Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation- students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. a.) apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes.
Standard 5: Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. b.) exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
Below is a screenshot of the classes I created using Google Classroom. There is a class for each subject taught. In the classes students are able to have discussions, post questions, submit homework, view any material sent to students by way of announcement, assignment, or email.
After each class is created, a class code is assigned. Students use the designated code to join a class.
Pictured below is my homeroom class. One way I have used Google Classroom is by sending students a copy of videos we have watched in class in support of the Social Studies curriculum. As students prepared for their assessment, they were able to review the information from the video outside of class. Students are also able to reply directly to my comments as shown below.
The photograph shows how I used a application entitled Dochub. Students are able to type directly on the document and do not have to worry about misplacing or leaving the assignment. As indicated in the picture, each student receives their own copy.
Students are aware of the assignment's due date (highlighted in red). Google Classroom also provides me with a real time check of completed and incomplete assignments. I am able to provide an extension, if needed, based on how many are complete.