4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

Educators face a constant challenge of organizing resources and time, both in the classroom and out.  More often than not, it’s the administrative workload that eats up a majority of an educator’s time.  I’ve found that digital tools schools used to keep students on track work just as effectively for the adults in the school building.  Here are four ways to put Google Classroom to work for you.

 

1. Allow Users to Access Content at Their Convenience

With an ever-increasing number of online resources, any educator can quickly master the features and functions of Google Classroom for administrative purposes.  The freedom to access class content anytime, anywhere, on any device, is very appealing for both administrators and teachers.

2. Communicate With K–12 Stakeholders Like a Pro

Don’t underestimate your ability to enhance communication using customizable Classwork features.  Post a question in the Classwork stream to engage staff in inquiry-driven discussions.  Use the Assignment tool to send out surveys, provide real-time feedback, request input or share agendas (updates and revisions to linked resources are automatic, ensuring equitable access to the latest version of a document).

3. Streamline Information Dissemination With Online Tools

Staff will easily find what they are looking for when you provide a consistent way to locate and share digital interactions and resources.   Google Classroom includes features to prepare assignments in advance and schedule them to post to your stream at a specified date and time.

4. Organize Student and Faculty Resources

You can reduce the amount of time your staff spends searching for resources by using the Classwork stream.  Simply post a link to a shared organizational resource page, where you provide a Google Doc with hyperlinks to all priority documents and resources.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Denise Neeb in EdTech, follow this link for the complete article and more details.