Throughout the year, I have utilized "Google Classroom" in a variety of ways as an ongoing communication tool between students, parents, and me. Each class has their own Google Class site. https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU1ODM2NVpa
Some of the ways we used Google Classroom include:
- Sharing a "Math Procedures" presentation at the beginning of the year.
- Posting daily homework assignments and announcements.
- Sharing warm-up, journal writing, and other class assignments.
- Students completing a reflection form to share their strengths, struggles, and any specific questions pertaining to the math concepts for that chapter. https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/document/d/1k9pYscn-HFlqPsbfsxUqeEHiOts7TcFEysJCRN6hlK8/edit?usp=drive_web&authuser=0
- Posting necessary forms for students to access at any time - Math Tutorial Request Form, Rebound Form, Cornell Notes Template, Reflection Form, graph paper. https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/file/d/0B9evqcP_1tpeSmQzTnl5WGJFbmc/edit
- Students creating math practice problems to share with their peers as they review for Chapter Tests. They also collaborate to create online review games and share with their peers before a test. https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/presentation/d/19hIDQZeAn2_rt-_doIFXQ1j8TQBs0imtgb2NqhMWz5c/edit#slide=id.p
- Students creating a variety of online projects throughout the year and post their presentations through the Google Classes. Using this site, students could view and make comments/suggestions on their peers' presentations. https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/document/d/1lgL39z2sTTXaqvTi1D6NRj7ktdCWrMksk8I2Rc6kCrg/edit
- Sharing the day's assignments with each class through the Google Classes when I attended the District Leadership Team session. https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/document/d/1crOSGyXx_p7UitplD3AB2r96IIN8pvK5hV01pt85Ba4/edit?usp=drive_web&authuser=0
The extensive use of “Google Classroom” this year meets the Modification and Redefinition stages of the SAM-R model. Utilizing this site on a continual basis to communicate with classes, parents, and students with their peers redesigns these tasks in meaningful ways that cannot be accomplished without the use of technology.