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Google Classroom Organization: a video tutorial

Organizing Google Classroom

In the last 8 months, Google Classroom, and other learning management systems (LMS), use has skyrocketed. As a classroom teacher, I mainly only used Classroom to share Google Docs and Google Slides activities easily. I would post the assignment, click to make a copy for teach student, and go. I never really organized materials in there, and just kept my Classwork just one big stream. We already had e-learning days, and so I would use

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Using PDFs with Google Classroom: Use any existing PDF right inside Google Classroom

Using PDFs in Google Classroom

Google Classroom is probably the most popular Learning Management System (LMS) out there. It integrates seamlessly with Chromebooks and is so easy to use connected with students’ Google Drive accounts. Google Classroom has gained in popularity over the years, but its potential is not always utilized. One of the struggles I hear most often is that teachers struggle to share PDF files with their students. There are a plethora of digital resources prepared for online

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A video tutorial for Google Forms: Creating self-grading assignments with immediate feedback for students!

Google Forms: A Video Tutorial

I love using Google Forms in my classroom!  From surveys of students, to academic practice and assessments, Forms are easy to use and share with students.  With an increase in online learning, or e-learning, Forms are an ever-popular option for teachers. They have a variety of question types, can provide feedback to students, can be embedded in existing website, or sent and shared with students using Classroom. The ease and versatility of Google Forms make

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A tutorial

I’m a hands-on learner.  I learn best by doing.  And as I’ve been in this blogging and TpT adventure, I learned a few tricks along the way!  I thought I could do a lot of creating on my own, but little did I know, there were so many tricks out there that would make things easier! First, I prefer Publisher.  There are some things I like about Powerpoint (hello, saving all the slides with one

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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