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AHS Subject Guides: How-to for Teachers: Google Classroom: Basics

The website holds instructional and reference materials for applications teachers use at Amity.

Google Classroom

Introduction to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the district-selected web-based platform that integrates your G Suite for Education account with all your G Suite services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.

Below are resources that may help you learn more about Google Classroom.

Creating Learning Area of Focus in Google Classroom

Directions for Creating “Learning Area of Focus” in Google Classroom

  1. After you’ve created your classroom, click on the Classwork tab.

  2. Click on .

  3. Select Topic (last item in list) and type title “Learning Area of Focus”. 

  4. Press “Add”.

  5. Click on again.

  6. Select Material and type title “Current Focus - Unit Title (the title of your unit). 

  7. In the Description Box, you’ll be including your Essential Question and Unit Focus Questions for that unit.

  • To add the question mark icon, right click in the description box and search for question mark. Choose the ❓and type “Essential Question(s)”.
  • To add the magnifying glass icon, right click in the description box and search for magnifying glass. Choose the magnifying glass and type “Unit Focus Questions”

9. On the right hand side of the screen, click on the dropdown menu “For”. Select all the classes you want to add this to. Also, click the dropdown menu “Topic” and select “Learning Area of Focus”. This ensures this “Material” goes under the correct topic.

10. Click “Post”. 

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