Are you a Google school? Looking to run a totally paperless classroom? Excited about a “cloud-based” classroom? Check out gClassFolders!
If you’ve read my previous post about Flubaroo, you know that I, like many others, am NOT totally comfortable with Spreadsheet or Excel. I just don’t use it enough to be fluent with the formulas and functions, etc. So, after tinkering with the gClassFolder script, I have finally figured it out, and I feel comfortable with telling you how to work with it!
For a SIMPLE yet detailed tutorial about using gClassFolders, please click here.
Why use gClassFolders? My number one reason…students only have to remember one password.
You know I love Edmodo. The problem I keep running into, especially with classes that don’t use Edmodo everyday, is that the students just can’t seem to remember their password. I find myself saying, “did you write it down like I told you to?” I’ve even gone so far as to create information cards for each individual student. Still, I have to look up usernames and passwords, almost daily. Eeek!
Using this script will also allow my students to access, download, complete, and submit assignments all in one place. The gClass script creates the following folders…
- Teacher folder (not for students)
- Edit folder (a folder for documents all students can edit…simultaneously!)
- View folder (a view only folder for students…where they can make a copy of or download their assignments)
- Assignment folder (an assignment dropbox that only the teacher and individual student can view)