Here’s how your students can complete this term’s curriculum regardless of COVID 19

An interactive class, a way to share assessments, and monitor the progress of your students in class has been hindered by the Corona Virus Pandemic.

But that shouldn’t worry you. A free web service, developed by Google for schools called Google Classroom was created in 2015. it aims to simplify the creation, distribution, and grading of student work remotely here’s how

Dealing with Assignments & Grading.

Students can be invited to join a class through a private enrollment code. Assignments given by teachers and done by students are saved securely in the student’s personal drive to be graded by the teacher. Mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices, let users take photos and attach to assignments, share files from other apps, and access information offline. Teachers can monitor the progress for each student, and after being graded, teachers can return work along with comments.

Communication

Announcements can be posted by teachers and facilitators to the class stream which can be commented on by students allowing for two-way communication between the teacher and students. Students can also post to the class stream but won’t be as high of a priority as an announcement by a teacher and can be moderated. Students can collaborate with one another on group tasks.

Multiple types of media from Google products such as YouTube videos and Google Drive files can be attached to announcements and posts to share content. Gmail also provides email options for teachers to send emails to one or more students in the Google Classroom interface. Classroom can be accessed on the web or via the Android and iOS Classroom mobile apps.

Getting started:

To make the registration process easy for you we have created a step by step guide on how you can get started with google classroom today:

Step 1: Visit the link above.

Step 2: Sign up using a Gmail account.

Step 3: Ensure you create a class. Eg JSS1 Gold, JSS1 Purple.
Do this by clicking the + icon at the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 4: Have students join a class.

There are two ways to achieve this.

4a) By invitation: teachers can send invites to students whose emails they already have. The students simply click the join button to access the class

4b) By self-enrollment: for a student to join, they must have the enrollment code which must be shared by the teacher.

Kindly note: It is impossible to join the class without following these steps as well.

For students to enroll and join the classes:

1)They must Visit classroom.google.com

2)Click the + icon at the top right corner

3) Choose to join a class

4) Enter the enrollment code.

To assist you in joining google classroom today watch this simple, yet comprehensive video that will hold you by your hands and walk you through all the steps in opening an account and getting a classroom with google.

If you’d need help setting this up for your school for FREE contact us

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