Google Classroom Guide
During the time your child is self-isolating, we would like them to have the opportunity to continue their education at home. As well as the learning pack your child will be sent home with tomorrow, which includes reading books and educational activities, we will be providing daily tasks for your child to complete via the online learning platform ‘Google classroom.’ Please find step-by-step guidance below on how to use this with your child at home.
• Type in the web address: classroom.google.com
• Sign in to your google account using the log in details which have been provided via your teacher or in the pack you received.
• Accept the terms and conditions
• Choose role: Student
• Click on the coloured box, which will take you to your child’s class page.
Navigating Google Classroom
• The class ‘stream’ will appear which is essentially a notice board. On this page your child can see upcoming ‘assignments’ which are tasks that they
need to complete. Your child can also use this page to write messages or share files with their teacher and classmates. It may even be a photograph of something they have completed with you at home which is unrelated to tasks set by the teacher. It will be lovely to use this online platform as an opportunity to share ideas for activities you do at home as a family, as well as completing school tasks. Please ensure that the content of any messages or files are related to your child’s learning before uploading.
• At the top of the page you can select ‘classwork’ which will take you to the tasks your child has been set.
• On this page you will find a daily maths and English task available for your child to complete. These tasks will be assigned with a due date. Your child will also be given two Core Knowledge projects to work on over the next few weeks.
How does my child upload work to Google Classroom?
• On ‘classwork’ page, click view assignment
• You can then click on the documents, videos or links provided to support your child in completing a task.
• There are different ways your child can complete and upload their work. They may decide to complete their work in a word document or power point slides, or handwrite it and scan or take a photograph of the work to upload. If you do not have the facility to upload work but your child has completed the learning, you can still click the ‘mark as done’ button.
• To add completed work to the Google classroom click the ‘Add or create’ button. You can then select the type of file you are uploading.
• Once the work has uploaded, click the ‘hand in’ button.
• Your child’s teacher can then view, mark and return the work.
• At any point, you can use the ‘private comments’ section on this page to send a message about the work that only the class teacher will see. They can then reply, however this may not be an instant reply.
We hope this guide is useful in helping you to support your child with their education during this challenging time. If you have any further questions that cannot be answered via the google classroom, please contact the office email: [email protected]