5 Ways to Use the Google Classroom About Tab [infographic]
The Google Classroom About Tab
Google Classroom has so much to offer teachers and students, and every day I learn something new that makes it an even better tool! Inside Google Classroom, teachers and students will see three main tabs, one of which is the About tab. The About tab is where you add the details of your class including course description, syllabus, materials, invite co-teachers and more. The About tab also makes a great hub for year-round classroom resources, like schedules, important links and more.
The Stream in Google Classroom is really the meat and potatoes of your class work, but after a semester’s worth of creating and collaborating, it may become difficult for students to locate files and links that were shared as resources during the year. This is where the About tab comes in handy. Here you can add and store materials and resources for your students to easily find throughout year. These are files, links, or folders that are not necessarily connected to an assignment, but resources that students need to access. Since you can add file attachments from your computer, Google Drive files, YouTube videos, and outside links, you can make the About tab a rich resource page for your students. I have put together this infographic to help share ways that you can use the About tab in Google Classroom.
**Note: Be careful not to add too many individual materials to the About tab or it will become too difficult for students to find what they need. Consider sharing folder or links to resource pages to keep this page short and sweet!
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