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Google Classroom - Join a Classroom Via Email Invitation

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As more educators being to use Google Classroom, it seems as if Google keeps updating it and adding features. Here are some updated posts with the newest Classroom look.

To join a classroom from an email invitation sent by the course instructor, first find and open the email in your inbox:

When you open the email, you will see a message similar to the following - look for the blue Join button in the middle.  Click on that -

This will both enroll you into the course and open the course up for you.  You may get a brief tutorial if it is your first time using Classroom, or if they have recently made changes.  

Google Calendar - How to Utilize the Tasks List

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Google has finally integrated its "Tasks" into Calendar in a more useable way that previous iterations.  There are multiple ways to add tasks, and you can even add items from the calendar now.  You have the ability to have open tasks with no due dates, or set due dates for tasks (or even sub-tasks) - so no matter your organizational style, this may work for you.

Today we are going to explore how to utilize the tasks list to organize and manage your projects.  This will give you a basic understanding of how the task feature works.  Tomorrow we will show how to add a task directly on the calendar.

(Here is a video on how to utilize the task lists if you prefer.)

First, you need to make sure your Tasks calendar is enabled & viewable.  Check this in the left side -
Next, to access tasks, click on the little blue circle icon on the right side of your calendar -

You will see a menu appear on the side.  Once items are added to your tasks, you will see all of the following area…

Google Classroom - Enroll in a Course Using a Class Code

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As more educators being to use Google Classroom, it seems as if Google keeps updating it and adding features. Here are some updated posts with the newest Classroom look.

Your teacher may give you a class code to join a Google Classroom.  To join using the code, when logged in to your Google Account at classroom.google.com click on the plus sign in the upper right corner -

Choose Join class in the window that pops up -

1 - Type in the Class Code provided to you then 2 - click on JOIN

This will enroll you into the course and open the course up for you -

Google Calendar - How to Add Notifications for All Events on a Specific Calendar

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With Google Calendar, you can set notifications to the calendar which will be assigned to every event you create as part of that calendar, OR you can set notifications for a specific event. This gives you total flexibility over the notifications you receive, yet saves you time by being able to set them by the calendar.

Today we are going to explore how to set notifications for all events on a specific calendar. Yesterday we looked at how to add a notification for a specific, single event.

(Here is a video on how to set notifications for all events on a specific calendar if you prefer.)

To set the notifications, you need to have the left sidebar visible with your list of calendars (click on the stacked 3 lines or "pancake" if they are not showing) -

Mouse over the calendar you want to set this for, and click on the More menu (stacked 3 dots) -

In the pop-up that appears, click on Settings and sharing -

Scroll about halfway down the settings to find Event notifications and Al…

Michigan Social Studies Teachers Opportunity

Do you use the Mi Open Book in your social studies curriculum?  Are you interested in connecting with other teachers that also use it?  You will want to become part of this workgroup!

SocialStudies Workgroup What: A collaborative workgroup for SocialStudies teachers to create and share additional support materials & activities to supplement the Mi Open Books When: February 19 - Kickoff, project founder Dave Johnson will be joining us part of the day Future Dates TBD based on need - may be in person or virtual Where: Calhoun Intermediate School District; 17111 G Drive N; Marshall, MI Who: SocialStudies teachers who use the Mi Open Books Cost: FREE
Register Here
Here is the agenda for the day: Feb 198:30-9:00 Goals of the Workgroup & Opening Activities - 30 minutes 9:00-10:00 History of MI Open Book Project - Dave Johnson - 60 minutes 10:00-10:30History of #GoOpen Project - 30 minutes Goals of project Explore #GoOpen Michigan Microsite (inc creating an account) Become members of the Group 10:…