At the end of last school year, I started trying to use Google Classroom with my students. It seemed to work well so I decided this fall I’d go ahead and use it as my main gateway for student learning. So far – I love it! It has incredibly reduced the amount of paper use in the classroom (including the need for photocopying), made it easier to travel back and forth to school without the need for lugging notebooks or duotangs – for my students and their teacher, but most importantly, I find it easier to connect with students invidually when they have questions, and for providing individual feedback.
I am able to be on my laptop, computer, or phone and check in on student work. I can easily provide individual feedback for students on work they’ve submitted without having to worry about a grade. I think best of all, Google Classroom has made the students focus more on receiving feedback and less on receiving a mark. Students are now asking for feedback; asking me to check their work and get back to them with a comment, with little to no mention of a mark.
Interested? Here’s a great source of info for anything Google in school from Alice Keeler.
Check out the other #peel21st Blog Hop participants:
|Amit Mehrotra||Melanie Mulcaster|
|Jim Cash||Heather Lye|
|Jason Richea||Erica Armstrong|
|Jason Wigmore||Tina Zita|
|Jonathan So||Shivonne Lewis-Young|