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Google Classroom

Google Classroom Guides

To support our home learning Goldington Green Academy will be using Google Classroom to set work for pupils. If your child’s class is required to isolate due to a confirmed case of COVID 19, we will deliver the curriculum via emailed work and Google Classroom. Teachers are able to set tasks, see the work your child does and offer feedback. They can also respond to messages you send.

Should a whole bubble have to close the teacher can also deliver live and recorded lessons for the children to access each day.

 

Step by step guide to submitting work on google classroom

 

Remote Education Guidance

 

Remote Education Policy

 

Remote Learning Protocols PARENT INFORMATION

 

Risk Assessment for Livestreaming

 

 

Please see below a video of how to access Google Classroom on an Xbox or PS4 in case this helps you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9HaCNKgAak

 

Google Classroom Training Cheat Sheet

 

Recommended optional timetables for home learning

 

How do I access Google Classroom?

To access Google Classroom your child can use any device with an internet connection, then follow the steps below. If your child is using an ipad, tablet or smartphone you will need to install the free ‘Google Docs’ App.

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How does Google Classroom work?

Please watch this video which shows the basics of using Google Classroom. Some features may be turned off, for example commenting on threads. This is to keep it safe for primary age pupils.

Frequently asked Questions

1. When I go to classroom.google.com it asks me for a class code. What is it?

You do not need a class code. If you have logged in with your child's correct school login details then you should see an invite to their class.


If you get this message, a likely issue is that you already have another Google account logged in on your computer, especially if you use Google Chrome, GMail or you watch YouTube. Please make sure you log out of that first. You will see a coloured circle at the top right with a letter in it. Click this to see who you are logged in as.


Another option is to use a different web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) than you normally do so that you can log into the school account without logging out of a personal one.


2. Why can my child and I not post or comment on the classroom stream?

The teacher may have disabled this function to keep chat from distracting from the work. Hopefully, children will use this sensibly to communicate with their teacher. The feature may also just be turned off during non-working hours to protect children while the teachers are not monitoring the classroom.

3. I've lost my login details. How can I get them?

Please look after them, if you cannot find them, please email your child’s class teacher.


4. Do I need any software like Microsoft Word for my child to do the work?

No. All of this work is done on Google's cloud services. All you need is a web browser.


When you first open a file, it may be read only and you will need to click "open in Google Docs". If you are using a tablet or phone, you may need to download the free Google Docs/Slides/Sheets apps to be able to open and edit the files - these are free. Google Docs should look very similar to Word.


5. How can I add other work and pictures for the teacher to see?

Have a look at this video which shows you what to do:


How do I save work?

Google docs automatically saves your child’s work. When they have finished a piece

of work they can click on the button marked ‘Turn in’

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