Let’s say that you are off to a great start to using the new Google Classroom. You are excited about its ability for students to retrieve your assignments and they can easily turn them in to you as well. If that’s the case, then you may be asking yourself, why would I need to mess with something like gClassFolders? My answer to that question would be, ePortfolios.
Google Classroom is great, and many teachers in the Springdale School District are off to a great start with it, but we also need a way for students to be in control of their own portfolio. gClassFolders will give students the opportunity to place documents in a shared folder that their teacher will have easy access to. Similar to Google Classroom, folders are created in student’s and teacher’s drives for them.
Along with a general “Assignment” folder gClassFolders creates a “View” and an “Edit” folder that is shared between teachers and students. These folders are easy to use in your Google Drive. Any doc that the teacher places in the View folder automatically becomes a view only file for the students who share that folder, and likewise for the edit folder, students will get an editable file if placed in that folder.
If this sounds like an interesting tool to you, please feel free to check out the slides presentation that I have created to get your gClassFolders set up - gClassFolders for ePortfolio