Getting Started with Google Classroom

Get up and running with the Google Classroom. This three hour, online workshop will showcase the layout and functionality features of G Classroom at the beginner user level. We will approach the learning platform from both the teacher and student perspectives to allow you to gain an understanding of the “whole user” experience. The workshop will provide time for direct instruction and then “breakout” time for students to work asynchronously with live instructor support.  


Course Details

Audience K-12 Classroom Teachers and Specialists
Level Beginner
Instructor Erin Foley
Dates August 20, 2020 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Earn 3 PDPs 
Location Live Virtual
MassCUE Member Cost $35
Non-member Cost $45
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites Basic computer and Internet skills

Erin Foley

Erin Foley is the Digital Literacy Specialist at Hanover Middle School in Hanover, MA, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher with 10 of those years specifically in the field of instructional technology. Erin is a member of the Hanover Public Schools Technology Committee and believes that technology is a powerful tool in transforming the learning environment to meet the academic needs and interests of students. Erin has presented at conferences including the MassCUE 2019 Fall Conference and the MassCUE Datapalooza 2019. She was also named as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator in 2016.  


Getting Started  

  • WHY Google Classroom?
  • Google Classroom dashboard
  • Setting up a Google Class
  • Adding Students, Co-teachers and Guardians 

 Posting and Sharing Out Content 

  • Creating and sharing assignments 
  • Organizing your Google Classroom Workflow 
  • Utilizing the Classroom Stream effectively 

 Google Classroom Features and Student View 

  • Exploring Google Classroom Settings 
  • Google Classroom Student View 
  • Communicating with Students 
  • Utilizing Google Calendar 

 Grading and Assessment in Google Classroom  

  • Feedback and Assessment 
  • Grading Settings 
  • Google Classroom Support and Resources 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.a.4 Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio. 

K-2.DTC.b.1Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains. 

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers. 

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

6-8.CAS.c.1 Describe current events and emerging technologies in computing and the effects they may have on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society. 

6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage). 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources. 

9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 

9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection.  

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Getting Started with Google Classroom

Live Virtual August 20, 2020 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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