Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Reset Class Code on Google Classroom

As you begin using Google Classroom, you will find that getting all your students to join the class might take more time than you anticipate. This tip might make it easier.

Google Classroom will have a code that you need to have your students all enter to join your class.
(You can Invite them all, but the class code is much easier.)

Displaying our Google Classroom home page, I zoom in on the part with the class code.


You can reset that code if you don't like the random one that you are given.
       Click the little triangle next to the class code, and you'll see "Reset" and "Disable".

I reset mine several times, to avoid the following:
1. The number zero and the letter O
2. The number 9 and the letter q
3. The number 1 and the lower case letter l, or the capital letter I
4. The number 5 and the letter s

Just not having these avoids confusion, especially on the part of younger, or less academically successful students.


Here is how Alice Keeler puts it:

Click on the arrow to the right of the class code and you have the option to reset the code. I keep choosing “Reset” until the code looks easy. I do not want any zeros, L’s, 5’s, o’s, 1’s since they can be confused for a different number or letter. Sometimes I luck out and the class code almost makes a word. Try resetting your class code until it is something you like. It is kinda fun to try out!

I know I may be a bit late to the Google Classroom party, but I haven't had as much access to hardware as I do this year, so as I learn new things, I will try to post them here, to help those that are also learning how to use Google Classroom.

Do you have any other tips, or things to avoid about the Class Code? Please leave them in the comments below!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sync Chrome Between Devices

Sick of emailing websites to yourself from your iPhone/iPad or Android device to your computer?

Just use the Chrome browser, and your tabs will Sync!
You'll have to set it up on your mobile device, and you need to know where to go on your computer's version of Chrome to find those tabs, but this page explains it all:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2591582?hl=en


Here is how to get your iPhone and your laptop to play nice with each other:

  • On Chrome for iOS
    1. Touch Chrome Menu > Settings > your email address > Advanced.
    2. Slide the "Sync Everything" switch to On. If you don't want to sync everything, slide the switch to OFF and choose the data you want to sync, specifically "Open Tabs". Note: To disable tab syncing, slide the "Open Tabs" switch to Off.
Access Open Tabs on other devices
  1. Go to the Chrome menu Chrome menu .
  2. Click Recent Tabs.
  3. Click the tab you want to open from a device listed.