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How To: Taking Attendance and Remote Teaching Using Google Classroom.

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Taking Attendance and Remote Teaching Using Google Classroom.

Due to many schools closing across the world, remote teaching is the best way to maintain our students education. It is essential that they have a continued education programme.

Remote teaching is going to be the reality for many teachers and students in the coming weeks or months.

This “how to guide” lays out easily how to run a virtual/online class on Google Classroom. It is how I am running my classes whilst being isolated at home.

Taking an attendance register, setting work, answering student questions and providing feedback is easy on Google Classroom.

If your school uses the Google suite of tools, you can read how to use Google Hangouts Meet as a remote teaching platform in another of my guides: Remote Teaching Using Google Hangouts Meet.

You could also try Zoom. Here’s a guide that walks you though using it: Taking Attendance and Remote Teaching using Zoom.

I also have a great study guide that you can attach to Google Classroom assignments that will give your students a very effective plan to use while they are away from school. I’ll pop a link to in at the bottom of this post.

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There is also a video at the end of this guide by my good friend, Thomas Blakemore. In the video he gives his own guidance to remote teaching.

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Taking Attendance and Remote Teaching Using Google Classroom.

  1. Selecting your class in Google Classroom.

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    First select your class in Google Classroom that you are teaching. If you have not got Google Classroom set up, read this post

  2. Select the Classwork Tab.

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    Once selected go to the classwork tab. It is here that you set assignments and questions.

  3. Taking a Register (1).

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    Taking an attendance register is very simple.

  4. Taking a Register (2).

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    Click on create and ask a simple question like; “Are you joining the lesson today?” or “Who is present?”.

  5. Taking a Register (3).

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    As students answer this you will automatically capture their names thus having a permanent record of attendance. Easy, right?

  6. Setting Assignments (1).

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    In this section we can set work for students to do, they can ask questions and you can provide guidance.

  7. Setting Assignments (2).

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    This enables students to have a private dialogue with you. Students can take a photo of their work and upload it so you can can give feedback and marks/grades.

Teaching remotely, doesn’t have to be hard. With these simples steps you can have many productive remote lessons with your students.

If you have any other great tips, please comment below so we can all benefit from them.

Here’s the link to my study guide as promised!

Get the ULTIMATE Study Guide for your students here

(It will also help me keep this website running!).

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Paul Stevens-Fulbrookhttps://teacherofsci.com
Paul Stevens-Fulbrook (TeacherOfSci) is a Science teacher, writer and education blogger based in Brighton, England. He started teacherofsci.com to help support teachers everywhere with the everyday struggles that they are all faced with, both in the classroom and at home.

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  1. I created an essentially blank Google Doc assignment for each student. This is their new digital notebook, so I can easily access any work they are completing at home, all in one place, and make edits. When they are completing work on other websites (ie: quizlet), I have them place a screen shot of it into this same Google Doc. They can also type questions for me directly into their Doc and I can reply. So far it is working beautifully!

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