Google with Class: a practical guide to classroom management with Google
By the end of the PD session teachers will be able to:
…effectively organize Collections and Docs through naming conventions.
…explain the difference between Email Contributors and Share Settings.
…share materials with classes through Collections.
...gather materials with classes through Collections.

Learning Activities:
1. Log into Google Docs
2. What is a Collection?
  • Collections is the new word for Folder in Google

3. How do I make a Collection?
  • In your Google Home, choose the Create Button and the last option on the menu is Collection.
  • Create a Collection.

4. What are Sharing Settings?
  • Share Settings are the general settings for a Collection or Doc. The Collection or Doc will show up in a students Google Home, but they may need to refresh the browser.
  • Set the Share Settings of your new Collection.

5. What are Email Contributors?
  • Email Contributors will send a notification to the person you are sharing the Collection or Doc with. You can choose to give permission to edit or view.
  • Email a contributor for your new Collection.

6. How can I share materials with my entire class?
  • Creating a Collection and sharing with with an entire class allows you to place items in the Collection and automatically share the items with anyone who has the Collection.
  • Set up a Collection for one of your classes.

7. How can I gather materials from my students?
  • Have a student share a Collection with you; anything they place in the Collection will be available to you and the student for editing.
  • Have students make Collections to share with you.
  • Naming conventions are very important for organization. We are recommending the following guidelines for assignments: Block, Grade, Assignment, Last Name, First Name (as it is in PowerSchool).
  • The following guidelines for Collections: Block, Grade, Last Name, First Name (as it is in PowerSchool).