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The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shakeup Learning).

Sep 17, 2018

Google News and Updates

Featured Content


New Classwork page—Teachers and students have a new Classwork page. Teachers can post assignments and questions on the page, as well as group them into modules with topics.

New grading tool in Classroom—Teachers have a new grading tool where they can switch between grades, student submissions, and comments while grading and save common feedback in a comment bank to use later.

New People page—Teachers can view class member information on the People page. Teachers can also invite and remove students, co-teachers, and guardians on the page.

New Settings page—Teachers can edit the class description, change the class code, manage guardian summaries, and control Stream settings on a consolidated Settings page.

Copy a class—Teachers can copy classwork and topics from an existing class to new class.

Control notifications by class—Teachers and students can turn notifications off for any class.

Change grades—Teachers can change grade point values when creating or editing assignments or questions.

See updates—Teachers and students can see updated labels (Assigned, Turned In, and Graded) for the status of a student’s work.


Materials on the Classwork page—Teachers can add materials to the Classwork page.

Classwork page for existing classes—Teachers can add the Classwork page to existing classes or classes they’ve previously removed the page from.

Easier posting on the Stream page—Teachers and students have an easier way to post in the Stream.

Edit the room, subject, and section during course creation and in Settings page—Teachers can edit the room, subject, and section when creating or editing a course or in the Settings page.

Teachers can edit the room and subject when creating or editing a course.

Bottom tab navigation—On iOS, users can navigate between the Stream, Classwork, and People pages with a bottom navigation bar.

Guardians—On iOS, verified teachers can view student guardians.

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