Sometimes it gets tricky to stretch the few precious hours we get with our kids during the day. Something that I'm trying out is extending my efforts using Google Classroom.
We wanted to start a lunchtime coding club for a few grades using Scratch. I've scheduled grade levels to meet on alternating weeks, with some Google Classroom communication in between. We had our first day, and we got set up on Google Classroom. I was able to post some information about Scratch easily. Google Classroom will serve as a central location for our clubs. Before logging into Scratch, I've just asked kids to log into Google Classroom first. I plan on posting challenges, tips, and new learning each week onto classroom and having students check it out.
I really think Classroom will end up being a forum for individualizing learning, even in a club setting. Students will be able to check in easily and go at a pace that they feel good about and interests them. It's going to break down the walls to the the club, and make sure that their coding doesn't start and stop during lunch time every other week. I'm really excited about the way things are shaping up, and I can't wait to see how it unfolds.
Instructional Technology Coach