Google Classroom is a basic, free Learning Management System (LMS) teachers use to create, distribute, and grade learning tasks. Many teachers have used Google Classroom for years, and even more began utilizing the platform once distance and hybrid learning became more common due to COVID-19. As a substitute teacher, you may or may not be added to the course with “Teacher” access, so as you review the following resources, note that your role in the classroom may include designing and grading tasks, viewing the course, or simply supporting students as they navigate tasks on their own through the LMS.
Short introductory video tutorials within the Getting Started with Google Classroom guide:
The “Strategy Backpack” is an opportunity to download resources, guidance, or working documents to support your future journey as a substitute teacher. To leverage these additional resources, create a Strategy Backpack folder in your Google Drive or on your hard drive. Review the materials provided, and save the information you find compelling in your personal folder. Strategy Backpack resources are completely optional to download or complete.
The handy one-pager Google Classroom Tips includes key pieces of advice from educators across the country.
This collection on YouTube has a batch of 11 tutorials to explain the most common actions teachers take in the Google Classroom platform.