Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tips On JTHS's New Friend..... Google Classroom

Hello Again!
Google classroom is a new tool that is being used in many courses throughout JTHS.  Some may find it technically challenging, and others it may come easy. Nevertheless, here are a few tips and tidbits that can help your experience using google classroom.

Here is a list of things you can do on google classroom.
  1. Make Class Announcements
  2. Multiple Files in an Assignment
  3. Easily View Student Submission
  4. Go Paperless
  5. Simplify the Turn In Process
  6. Protect Privacy
  7. Reduce Cheating
  8. Classroom Collaboration
  9. Create a Discussion
  10. Organize Assignments with Due Dates
  11. Email Students
  12. Notify Students Who May Need Help
  13. Create an Ad Hoc Playlist
  14. Create Folders
  15. Link Directly to Student Work
  16. Collect Data
  17. Target Parent Phone Calls
  18. Polling
  19. Know Who Edits a Collaborative Document
  20. Link to a Website
  21. Peer Feedback
  22. Distribute Notes, assignments and information
  23. Email the Teacher
  24. Eliminate Schlepping Papers Home
  25. Have One Place for All Files
  26. Virtual Office Hours
  27. Streamline Counseling
  28. Watch Students Do Homework
  29. Share Student Samples
  30. Provide Choices

If you have any questions on how to do any of the above, please email me at or stop down to the Media Center Tech Support Desk.  Here are some valuable resources to assist you with Google Classroom

Thanks for reading!

-Spencer Cerny

Introduction... What is this... Help desk?


Welcome to the JTHS Help Desk. This is the first stop for some technical tips or some assistance with a technical issue.  My name is Spencer Cerny; I am a man with a plan.  I am currently a senior at Jefferson Township High School as well as the technology guru.  I will assist in any way possible to help you with any issues you may be facing. The help desk is located in the Media Center and is accessible during Period 8. 
The whole point of this blog is for me to upload technical tips or videos on how to fix common issues that you may run into on your day to day life. As the whole school becomes more and more technologically infused, some things may be new and harder to get used to. So, I’ll be posting videos, guides, and articles that may relate to issues you all face in the day to day work process.

If you need any assistance in any task I will gladly be available period 8 in the Media Center or you can shoot me an email at  You can also leave a note if you are not available 8th period and I promise to work on it as soon as possible.
I am excited to begin this and hope that you will come to me with any issues that you might have!

-Spencer Cerny