Free Google Classroom Course
About a month ago, I launched a free Google Classroom course for teachers. It’s offered on Google Classroom, which allows teachers to learn the platform from a student’s view. While learning the student view, teachers use what they learn in the course to create and assign resources in their own Google Classroom(s).
As proud as I am of it, I know it could be so much better. It’s a project I was working on for a while before all of the schools closed. I wanted to do so much more with it before I released it out into the world! And yet, over 200 teachers joined, and many have reached out to me to say it’s helped them. If you’ve sent me an email or Facebook message, thank you so much!! There’s no better feeling than knowing what you’ve created has helped and supported others.
Who is This Course For?
If you’re new to Google Classroom, this course will help you get oriented to the platform with ongoing support. Teachers who aren’t new to Google Classroom will love the access to free ideas and resources!
Educators have said they like that they can explore the student view, while learning how to use the apps within the GSuite.
The “assignments” (which are all totally optional and at your own pace!) guide you in learning the features of Google Classroom. You can do as many or as few as you’d like. And if you want extra feedback on a particular resource, please feel free to reach out to me and share it!
How to Join the Google Classroom Course
Joining the Google Classroom Crash Course is super easy.
Watch this video to learn how to join and log in to this free Google Classroom course.
Use a Google Account on the Gmail Domain
Before you do, make sure you’re logged in to the right Google account.
If you don’t already have a Gmail or Google account, this video will show you how to get setup with one.
You can check this by looking at the little photo/icon on the upper right-hand side of your Google Chrome browser. Click on the icon, and switch accounts as needed.
For this Google Classroom course, you’ll need to make sure you’re logged in to an email ending in @gmail.com. An email with a school domain won’t work, even if that email is related to an educational GSuite account.
For example, the email I created the class with was email@example.com.
I create all of my resources using my GSuite email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. But since gmail.com and teachblogtravel.com are different domains, it makes it difficult for those domains to communicate with each other.
Once you’re logged in to the right Google/gmail account (with an email ending in @gmail.com), you’re ready to join the course.
How to Join Any Google Classroom
If you’ve never joined a Google Classroom as a student, before, start here.
This first video will show you how to join and enter any general Google Classroom, once you’re logged in to the right Gmail/Google account.
The second video will show you how to join and enter a Google Classroom if/when you are using a smartphone or tablet.
If these videos are helpful to you, please feel free to show them with your students if they need extra help getting logged on!
Who’s Teaching It?
I realize someone new might be joining the blog, so hi! I’m Brittany, also known as Ms. Roberts.
I’m a teacher, blogger, Google Classroom geek and ed tech enthusiast.
I love helping and supporting other teachers in reaching their goals – whether that’s traveling farther and more often, earning more money, or saving time with distance learning resources.
Otherwise, I’m an open book. Feel free to reach out to me.
Ready to join?
Make sure that you’re logged in to an email ending in @gmail.com.
Then, enter the class code PZXZPE7 to join.
Invitation to Share
For those of you who’ve worked through the course, what do you think?
It’s something I’m constantly adding to. So if you have suggestions on how to improve it, I’d love to hear them!
Drop your feedback in the comments below.