You’ll be interacting with your students on a daily basis and here are some tools/strategies that might be of some use in your classroom.
This is one of the best tools available. Use videos to communicate with your students and have your students communicate with one another. Record your routines for your students, give them writing prompts, or create a get to know you activity and allow students to response with their own videos. The tool can be accessed on computer or mobile device.
Google Classroom isn’t the most robust tool, but it is efficient especially in school districts that are GAFE. Adding your students to your classroom can be done by you or by having students use the code provided when you create the classroom.
Each of the G-Suite Apps, including Google Sites, has the ability to facilitate collaboration between members. These can be hacked to become permanent communication channels. Need ideas?
a. Use Google Docs as a “help hotline” by sharing a document that students can all access.
b. Create a “status check” by using Google Slides and sharing an individual slide in the slide deck to a specific student or group.
c. Make a dedicated Team drive in Google Drive for your Class for all the important documents or sites your students might need access to.