Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Classroom Tips and Tricks

As more and more schools are jumping on the GAFE bandwagon, going paperless, and moving 1:1, many of you have set up a Google Classroom and are starting to wonder how you can use this tool to effectively share digital content with your students. This week's Tech Tip Tuesday focuses on sharing the tech know-how you need to get started! Here are some of the common questions I've received.

How do I assign/share a file in Google Classroom?
I created this quick, easy video to show you how!

Digital Learning Day 2016--Why Should You Try Something New? Because Your Students Will Thank You.

My students thank me all the time for the new “stuff” we are doing this year. Go ahead--take the plunge! Believe me, if you have access to any sort of technology (even one device), then do it. That one tablet or laptop can open up a window to a universe of instructional opportunities. Your students will want to get to that tech center. 

Digital Learning Day, February 17, 2016, is ultimately about bringing equal opportunity to our classrooms, regardless of location or socioeconomic status. It is about the importance of having access to Wi-Fi and up-to-date technology in our schools. Many schools have technology that is not working or that is out-of-date. State and local governments are now focusing on getting it all fixed so that our school children can succeed in the 21st century.

Here's the challenge--On February 17, 2016, try a new lesson that focuses on discovery, analysis, and exploration. Give your students the gift of a new opportunity by using Google Classroom, MS OneDrive, or an App. And don’t forget to share what you are doing in your classroom on social media to celebrate Digital Learning Day with #futureready. To help you get started, we’ve teamed up to share an amazing selection of blog posts and classroom activities that are designed to propel you and your students into your digital learning adventure.


  1. Great tips, Laurah--I love the one about about seeing students working in real time--monumentally beneficial!