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Google Classroom FAQ

How does a student log into their SCHOOL GOOGLE ACCOUNT:

Use these directions if you want your child to be able to access all of the programs your child has access to during the school day.  These directions are for families who may be trying to use Lexia, Dreambox, Flocabulary, RazKids, Mystery Science or other programs as well as Google Classroom.

 

  1. Make sure your child is using their school issued Google email address and password (see example below). All students K-6th grade have their own school google account for these apps.
  2. After getting into their school Google account they should be able to log into any of those programs by signing in on the program's tab which says "log in using Google Account" tab found on most of the bottoms of those home pages. If using a device they have already had access to at school, they will very likely have the app icons in their Clever account or even on the homepage of Google if using a Chromebook,
  3. You can have them log into Clever using their Google email address and password. Clever has all of these apps on their homepage for our school.
  4. If still having issues, make sure your Google is up to date. You will know if you need an update because in the upper right hand corner of the browser there are usually three dots. If you don't see the dots but rather an arrow that means you need an update to Google. Just click the arrow and follow the directions. Super easy steps!!

Just a friendly reminder that a school Google email address should be thought of as a username as students are not able to email anyone outside of the District using their school Google email address. Their password is #ri and their lunch number. Their password is #rilunchnumber    ex: #ri123456   Please reach out to your child's teacher if you need their login information.

 

If we only need to access Google Classroom:

 

If you use Chrome as your Internet Browser:

  1. Make sure your child is in their School Google Account.  You will know this because if you put your cursor (hover) over the letter or picture their account information will show up and you will want to make sure their email address ends in rimschool.org.  If it doesn’t have the rimschools.org they are in a different account and won’t be able to access their Google Classroom account.

 

      2    Once in Google Classroom follow the directions given by the teacher for which class they are to join   

            and / or get assignments from. 

 

If you use a different internet browser such as Safari or Internet Explorer:

  1.  In the URL or Omnibox type in classroom.google.com and push enter.

 

  1. If accessing for the first time, click on Google Classroom from the search results.

 

  1. Once in Google Classroom, type in your student’s username, which is their school email address - (email address will end in rimschools.org).  Their password is #ritheirlunchnumber    ex: #ri123456   If you do not know your child’s username and they don’t know their lunch code number, please contact your child’s teacher so they may look up the information for you. 

 

Google Classroom Newsela Set-up Instructions

 

Teachers with free accounts:

  1. Teachers will see that their accounts are automatically updated when they log in – no action necessary for active users.
  2. Review resources found in our Remote Teaching Toolkit - additional links for creating assignments, little lessons, office hours, and even a full unit plan. We are hosting live office hours 3x per day.
Teachers without accounts:
  1. Click HERE for instant access.
  2. Register with Google.
  3. Getting Started with Newsela (via Google).
  4. Review resources found in our Remote Teaching Toolkit - additional links for creating assignments, little lessons, office hours, and even a full unit plan. We are hosting live office hours 3x per day.

Access to Devices

 

Share the Newsela Mobile App with families to connect students to teachers' assignments. Our app works offline and offers students the same access to content. We also have a great video on how to do this!

 

BONUS - Social-Emotional Learning: Remote Learning Activities

  • Recommended SEL activities to support students in feeling safe and healthy, informed, and empowered
  • A suggested sequence of SEL articles + activities from our Collections
  • Daily writing/reflection prompts
 

Additional tutorials:

 

 
 
 

 

Here's another resource with lots of quick links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QAGl6_dTs74XmzZ8csx87DZunBdMU8NtQGmsmHwyUtM/edit?usp=sharing.