GREAT NEWS! New in Google Classroom: Add a Co-Teacher

This is huge news for thousands of educators currently using Google Classroom. Without a doubt, the most requested feature missing in Classroom was the ability to add a co-teacher. Well, now you can: Whether it’s a substitute, a teacher’s aide or a department chair, almost every teacher and professor is supported by other educators. So…

Adding class materials in Google Classroom – 2 Minute EdTech Tips

Sometimes, putting documents in the stream of your Google Classroom doesn’t work because of the way it orders everything chronologically. In this 2 Minute EdTech Tip, I will show you where and how to add class materials that will always be easily accessible to your students for as long as they are a member of…

Set custom point values for assignments in Google Classroom – 2 Minute EdTech Tips

When Google Classroom was released, one of the issues I heard from teachers was the inability to set a grade point value for assignments outside of the 5 that Google Classroom provided by default. In this 2 Minute EdTech Tip, I show you how to set your own custom value to assign to your class’…

First Look: 2/25/2015 Updates to Google Classroom – Upload your own image!

Today, Google announced a few updates to Google Classroom. These changes were mainly cosmetic with few updates on the functionality side of things. The biggest change is the new ability for teachers to upload their own custom image to use as their background image in their class. Apparently, this was one of the most often…

New Headers and Footers in Google Docs – 2 Minute EdTech Tip

Just yesterday, Google introduced an update that English and Language Arts teachers everywhere have been clamoring for. Now, Google Docs users can have a different header/footer on the first page of their documents. What this means is that students can now create a title page for their MLA/Chicago/Turabian formatted papers without having to add a…

2 Minute Ed Tech Tip – Search for images without leaving Google Drive

Google Drive is fantastic. I love sharing it with students and watching the wheels turning in their minds thinking of all of the different ways they can use it in their classes. One of the things I cover with them is copyright and Creative Commons. This 2 minute ed tech tip shows you how to…