Google Classroom – Available to All Gmail Users

A few weeks ago on this blog, I wrote that Google Classroom would soon become available for everyone.  Google made an announcement today that all the features of Google Classroom are now working and available to consumer users.   So now if you want to create or join another user’s class in Google Classroom, you…

Google Classroom Now Available for All!

Google just dropped some great news today!  Google Classroom is now available for all users – GSuite for Education AND Personal Gmail Users.   So it doesn’t matter if you are a public school, charter school, or home school – or even if you just want to use it for Professional Development – you can…

8 Things You Didn’t Know Google Classroom Can Do!

The following is a guest post I wrote for the Whooo’s Reading Blog.  For more on this article, follow this link to the Whooo’s Reading Blog. Digital Learning has revolutionized the way teachers do business in education. Teachers now have the ability to communicate, plan, and teach more efficiently than ever before. One advancement that…

New Online Course – Getting Started with Google Classroom

Think that Google Classroom is just a place to post your Syllabus?  Think Again!Are you interested in sharpening your skills with Google Classroom?  Just getting started and need some guidance?   Enroll now in “Getting Started with Google Classroom” This course will fill you in on all the tips needed to create a great course,…

Google Classroom: Creating A Question for Discussion

As I have been developing online PD courses for my district, I have been working toward updating my catalog of videos for Google Classroom.In this video, I discuss the use of the Create Question option.  As far as classroom assignments go in an online environment, one thing that I had been waiting for was an…

Taming the Stream – Google Classroom

Sometimes as teachers and students, it can be frustrating to sift through the long stream that exists inside Google Classroom.  For instance, if you just want to go back and look at assignments you’ve turned in or review assignments you still need to complete, using the Stream is not as useful.That is why Google Classroom…

Back to School with Google Classroom

Now that school is back in full swing, this is a great time to take a look at some of the benefits of using Google Classroom.  Whether you are a veteran user or new to Google, there are some awesome features that will help you save time, and communicate better with parents. Getting Started –…

Google Classroom Updates: Posts and Parent Email

Today, Google released a few updates to Google Classroom to help teachers get a jump on organization and parent communication for the new school year. The first of these updates affects Posts.  Now when you post an announcement or assignment in Google Classroom, you’ll have the option of adding a Topic to your post.  This…

Back to School with the Techy Coach

As many districts are rapidly approaching the start of school, it is a great time to reflect on EdTech, projects, and general tech tips. So, with that in mind, I’m passing along a list of articles to help educators start the new year! Raise Engagement with a Hyperdoc Start fresh with the New Google Sites…

Google Classroom – Schedule Now, Post Later!

Google Classroom just keeps gettin’ better every day!  Now with the addition of a Schedule option for Assignments, teachers can plan ahead. When creating an assignment, you can create a due date for your lesson as always.  In the past, you had two options…Draft, or Assign.  But what if you wanted to get some work…

The Techy Coach Chrome Extension

Techy Coach Video Tutorials are now available to users as a Chrome Extension.  Now you can access tutorials through a popup window, allowing you to work while you learn.   Topics available through the extension include: Google Drive Google Docs Google Sheets Google Forms Google Slides Google Drawings Google Classroom Gmail Google Calendar Just go…

Tutorial Showcase: Google Calendar

Many people who still rely on paper calendars or planners are truly missing out on the dynamic features available in Google Calendar.  If you are a new Google user, or if your an old one that is looking for a few new tricks, check out these features and watch one of the many tutorials available…

Raise the Bar on Communication with Google Classroom and Google Calendar

One of the great features of Google Classroom is that teachers can assign work using documents created in Google Drive and Students can easily turn in work without the headache involved with sharing to multiple users.  But many teachers relate the frustration of not being able to share their Stream with parents so they can…

Awesome Changes to Google Classroom!

Yesterday, Google for Education posted on their blog, an article outlining some great changes that are coming to Google Classroom.  These changes, allowing for easier grading include: Ability to export grades to Google Sheets Ability to update point scale to any number you need Keyboard navigation between students – use up/down arrow keys Sort gradebook…

Everything Google

In order to serve the needs of our teachers during our transition to Google Apps for Education, I’ve created a website with articles, tutorials, and information about Google Apps.  You can link to my page from this blog or by visiting http://everythinggoogle.com You can also subscribe to posts and updates to Everything Google here: Enter…