Google Classroom Tip #27: Creating a Digital Classroom
Do you want to create a digital classroom, but don’t have a large budget? What if I told you I could help you create a digital classroom for $0? I bet you would wonder, what’s the catch?
Google has created Google Classroom to help educators create digital learning environments, and in return, they receive traffic that they can leverage for advertising dollars. Now that we have gotten that out of the way let’s continue by discussing how you can use Google Classroom to create your digital classroom.
- Digital Art Lessons – Use Classroom along with Google Drawing or third-party. apps to provide digital art lessons to students.
- Digital Brochures – Have students create digital brochures using Google Docs or Slides. Integrate rich media for a dynamic effect.
- Digital Centers – Create digital centers through grouping and rotating student assignments in Classrooms. Make sure to inform students which “center” they are assigned to each day.
- Digital Citizenship Lessons – Provide digital citizenship lessons to students through Classroom.
- Digital Data Walls – Create a digital data wall using Google Sheets. Post it to Classroom for administrators or other team members to analyze.
- Digital Exit Slips – Create digital exit slips using Google Forms or by creating a question directly through Classroom to analyze student learning for the day.
- Digital Greeting Cards – Student-created digital greeting cards are an easy, affordable option. Use Slides or Drawings to easily create thank-you cards, birthday cards, and holiday cards.
- Digital Literature Circles – Use a collaborative Google Slide to create digital literature circles for students.
- Digital Magazines – Have students create digital magazines using Google Docs or Slides.
- Digital Makerspace – Create a Classroom for use as a digital makerspace. Provide digital options and resources for students to express creativity.
- Digital Notebooks – Spiral-bound notebooks are a thing of the past. Using Google Docs is a simple way to create digital notebooks for students.
- Digital Notecards – Use Google Slides to create digital notecards for presentations or speeches.
- Digital Parking Lot – Create a digital parking lot for students to pose questions about a lesson. Use a third-party app to keep questions anonymous if needed.
- Digital Portfolios – Students can create digital portfolios of their work by uploading documents, pictures, artifacts, etc. to Classroom assignments.
- Digital Restroom Pass – Keep track of which students are going to the restroom during the day to determine patterns by having students complete a Google Form as a digital restroom pass.
- Digital Rubric – Digital rubrics can be made using Google Docs, Sheets, or Forms. Teachers can share rubrics with students for student input.
- Digital Stickers – Digital stickers can be created using Google Drawings. Students enjoy receiving stickers at any age.
- Digital Storytelling – There are several video editing and digital storytelling platforms that integrate with Classroom. Students can share finished products with the click of a button.
- Digital Task Cards – Use Google Slides to create digital task cards for students.
- Digital Travel Plans – Have students create travel plans using Google Docs. Students can include itineraries, images, clip art, etc. to plan their expedition.
- Digital Word Walls – Running out of wall space in your class? No problem. Use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides to create a digital word wall for a year-long activity. Use a new sheet or slide for each letter of the alphabet.
- Digital Yearbooks – Google Slides provides an alternative to traditional hard-copy yearbooks. It also provides an opportunity for more students and teachers to contribute to the yearbook.
Can you think of additional ways that teachers can create a digital classroom with Google Classroom.