How do I use it?
- Login and go to the classroom tab
- Find the correct day
- See each task – some are just instructions, others require a response!
- You may need to ‘submit’ or ‘hand in’ the work.
How do I login on an Apple or android?
- You need to add the account first. This is usually easiest done by going into the settings and adding a google account (this is the child’s email address ending in @stmarksce.org.uk). You may be asked to accept the conditions and also reset the password.
- Once the account is added, then install the Google Classroom and Googel Meet app from the AppStore or Playstore.
- Then go into Google Classroom and ensure you are selecting the right account. You may need to select ‘I’m a student’. You will then see two classes.
- For a help video for iPads or iPhones, watch this, or more info here.
10 things we learned about GC – day 1!
Read a helpful post here – tips and things to look out for when starting using GC.
Submitting work on a laptop
Submitting work on a iPhone/iPad
Quick Google Classroom Introduction
Setting up GC on an iPad / iPhone
How to use GC on a mobile
Ho to use GC on a computer
Save or print out documents on a mobile (if you have a wireless printer already connected)
Save or print documents from your computer
A few common issues and questions:
- How do I login? classroom.google.com on a computer or use the app.
- Need help with passwords? Click here and complete the Reset Password form.
- Not yet registered or received the password reset link? Check your spam/junk folder first, and then click here.
- Logged in, but not showing any classes? Switch your Google account to ensure it’s the school one, not your personal one.
- Need help? Watch an introduction and help videos here.
- How do I give in the work? No need to email it, just click on ‘hand-in‘ or ‘submit’. The staff will then take a look, and then return it.
- Can I still do work on paper and submit it? Yes, this can be done through G/C. Watch the help videos to find out more.
- Why the change? 4 main reasons: 1) Improves communication and feedback of learning. 2) Safer 3) More efficient for teachers 4) Website requires high maintenance from teachers & staff, losing valuable child support time.
- What is it? Our online video meeting app
- Are we still Zooming? No, but we’re now ‘Meeting’ using Google’s inbuilt tool called Google Meet. Zoom is now replaced by Meet.
- Is it safe? Yes, because we have more control over it and requires a school login, it is safer.
- When will it happen? At least once a week – see the schedule here
- What do I need? The same as zoom – a computer or mobile. Yes, it’s free, and there is an app from the AppStore or PlayStore. Search ‘Google Meet’
The key benefits of Google Classrooms are:
- Work is posted and handed in on the same website, removing the need to send an email in with attachments.
- Tasks can be presented in a more user friendly way, with attachments and Youtube videos next to the task.
- We can keep tasks on Google Classrooms for a longer period than on the website.
- Feedback can be attached directly to the piece of work.
- Google Classrooms has a shared ‘stream’ where staff can post messages and stay in touch, and children can respond.
- Google Meet is built in to the service so class video meetings can be arranged much more easily and will not require codes and passwords emailed out by the office.
- No need for printing resources, or reduced need.
- Note that GMail will be disabled as messaging can be done within Google Classrooms.