I’m writing all about blended classroom tips and tricks over the next few weeks–those really useful things I’ve “discovered” as I go hybrid (pen and paper blended with digital). So far, we’ve learned how to submit pen and paper work digitally with a Chromebook and how to take a poll in Google Classroom.
I’m loving blending my classes so far, but the most important thing when we’re going back and forth between digital and pen and paper is that the students stay organized and know right where to find everything.
During the spring, I wrote about helping the students stay organized while blending by creating a printed three column table of contents (I have a free template for it HERE) and then having students create sub-folders in their Google Classroom folder for each unit.
|Blended Classroom Table of Contents Sample: Notice the three columns that direct students to where they can find their resources for that unit.|
Students creating all those sub-folders is no longer necessary thanks to a brand new Google classroom feature. Now, when we create an assignment in Google Classroom, we can categorize it under a specific topic. I do mine by units so that when students are reviewing, they can click on the unit on the left-hand side and see all of the assignments (and only the assignments) that are categorized under that topic.
Here’s how it works:
This is convenient for end of unit and exam reviews. You can direct students to their Table of Contents for each unit so that they know whether to look in their paper notebooks or in Google Classroom for specific questions. In Classroom, they simply click on the unit they need, and it filters the assignments for them. No more creating sub-folders in DRIVE.
Do you have any blended classroom tips and tricks to share? Let me know in the comments!
And be sure to stick around to check out my other Blended Classroom Tips and Tricks