Reflection: Checks for Understanding The Earth's Systems - Section 4: Reflect & Apply


I love using Google documents and Google presentations in the classroom. The majority of my students are more motivated to complete work on the computer instead of on paper. Sometimes I ask students to use Google to showcase and organize their learning by completing a graphic organizer, creating a presentation, or writing a summary. Other times, I'll assess student learning by sharing a quiz or question. 

All of my students have Google emails so creating and sharing documents is quick and easy. After they make a copy and modify the document, students then "share" their work with me. I'll make file folders for each assignment in my Google drive. Although, recently, I've been introduced to Google Classroom.

"Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper." -Google

I can see the Google Classroom application being most helpful with the creation and management of assignments. Here's a site that offers free training on how to use Google Classroom. I can't wait to look it over! 

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The Earth's Systems

Unit 3: Earth Systems
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT develop a model to describe Earth's four major systems.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students are provided with an overview of the four major systems on Earth. Students will then analyze how the four spheres are pictured in a photograph.

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