Google Classroom

Falling behind on #MTBoS30 already!

Here’s my excuse.


Bonanza, Oregon


I’m loving Google Classroom. We have effectively gone nearly paperless by doing warm-ups, weekly PoWs, problem solving, almost anything and everything in Classroom. I appreciate the efficiency of organizing folders and the seamless integration with Google Drive. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m excited with how we’re using Classroom already.

I put a visual pattern in Google Draw for students to mark up the pattern and figure out the equation.


Visual Pattern #195 from


Visual Pattern #177 from

Students complete a Google doc for other warm-ups. Here’s one we just started today.



Students do PoWs (from NCTM The Math Forum) in Classroom, and I can give them feedback directly on there.


We save valuable class time by posting answers to textbook problems in Classroom.


You get the idea. I would love to learn how you use Classroom! Please share in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @fawnpnguyen.

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  1. Posted May 10, 2016 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Fawn – I’ve been working with some teachers on a format for using google forms for ESTIMATION 18o tasks. Happy to share the template when I am at my computer next!

  2. Posted May 10, 2016 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing how you use Google Classroom in math. You have a one to one classroom? Is that new this year? Our district is interested in moving in this direction, but is still a few years out.

    • Fawn
      Posted May 25, 2016 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Shannon. We do have 1 to 1; this started after winter break, in late January. We have Acer laptops that they check out in the morning and return to the cart [to charge] at the end of the day. It’s been godsend.

  3. Jeff Linder
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thank you for getting me motivated to try Google Classroom. The hardest part is taking the first step. Sometimes we need a push.

  4. Jeff Linder
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Fawn, how do you get notes back to kids/families about what’s going on? Looking at the visual patterns, do you ever share those with parents?

    • Fawn
      Posted May 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jeff. We don’t share the visual patterns with parents, but they are there if anyone is interested. And that’s the beauty of it, no more papers that need to be filed away. Whenever I need to communicate with parents about their kid’s progress, I just open up Google Drive and share from there.

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