TechnoKids and Google Classroom

For the Teacher| Prepare your TechnoKids files for use with Google Classroom. Step-by-step instructions explain how to set up classes, create assignments with TechnoKids worksheets, and evaluate student work.

For the Student | Learn to sign into Google Classroom, join a class, and open an assignment. Complete a worksheet using a Chrome extension, follow instructions in a worksheet, and submit your work.

The XODO or Kami Chrome extensions are recommended for Chromebooks to annotate a TechnoKids PDF worksheet.
*Assistance may be required from your Google Administrator to provide all-inclusive access to a PDF reader/writer for your entire school.


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Create a Class

You will need to create a class for your students in Google Classroom. Following that you will need to invite students and create content. Follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Visit Google Classroom.
  2. Click Sign in and choose Google Classroom.
  3. sign in menu
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    If you are already signed into Google, click the Apps menu and choose Classroom from the list of apps. If you are prompted to acknowledge that you have read and understood the notice, check the box and click Continue.
  4. Enter your credentials and sign into your account.
  5. Click Create or join a class. Choose I want to create a class.
  6. create class
  7. Complete the dialog box to enter a class name, section, subject, and room.
  8. create class dialog
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    Make sure these details are exactly how you want them before your students join the class to eliminate discrepancies in any changes at a later date.
  9. Click Create.

A simple way to populate a class is to provide the class access code to students. When a class is created, a class code is displayed in the top left corner of the class banner.

  1. Click the square brackets [ ] beside the code in the banner to enlarge the code.
  2. display class code
  3. When students sign into their Classroom, they will click Join class and enter the code.

You can send an email invitation to invite students to join a class. They will need to open the email message and click Join.

  1. Click the People tab above the class banner.
  2. People tab
  3. Click add student in the Students section.
  4. Add email addresses of the students you wish to invite.
  5. email invite
  6. Click Invite.

Add TechnoKids Content

There are three types of TechnoKids worksheets:

  • A worksheet that requires students to answer questions. This worksheet will require students to open the file using a PDF reader/writer such as XODO or Kami to input their answers.
  • A worksheet that is simply a set of instructions. Students will use this worksheet as a set of instructions only. They will follow each step-by-step instruction to complete an activity in another app like Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings.
  • A worksheet that accompanies a template or sample file. This worksheet may be a set of instructions, or it might require students to answer questions while also completing an activity using a template, or another app like Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings.

Each TechnoKids project includes resource files. Workbook worksheets, sample files and templates are required by the student to complete the activities. Begin by uploading these resources for each TechnoKids project to your Google Classroom.

  1. Click a class thumbnail or choose it from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click Class Drive folder.
  5. class drive folder
  6. Right click in a blank area and choose Upload folder:
    • Browse to the location of the project files.
    • Open the [project name] Resources folder. (e.g. TechnoCandy Resources).
    • Inside the Resources folder you will see another folder with the name of the project. Select the [project name] folder. (e.g. Candy).
    • Click Upload.
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    If prompted, click Upload in the confirmation dialog box to authorize the upload.
  7. Optionally, you can open the [project name] Resources folder in a separate window and drag the [project name] folder directly into the Class Drive folder.
  8. STEM class folder

Create Assignments with TechnoKids Worksheets

You can create assignments within Google Classroom. Deliver the assignment to your students with instructions on how to complete the activity. Attach a TechnoKids worksheet that students can complete and turn it in, or a worksheet that will guide students through an activity to be completed using a TechnoKids template or another Google app such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings.

Create an assignment that requires students to answer questions in a TechnoKids PDF worksheet.


  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click create button and choose Assignment from the menu..
  5. Set the Class name and who the assignment is directed to, as necessary.
  6. Give the assignment a title.
  7. assign 1 form
  8. Include instructions on how you want the assignment to be completed.
  9. Next, you will need to attach the TechnoKids worksheet. Click attachment , and choose My Drive.
  10. TIP:
    Sort the icons into alphabetical order by clicking sort optionsand choosing Name .
  11. In My Drive, open the Classroom folder.
  12. Open the class folder.
  13. Open a project folder. (This is a [project name] folder that you uploaded earlier.)
  14. Open the workbook folder.
  15. Choose the worksheet and click Add.
  16. assign 1 select worksheet
  17. Set the points value of the assignment and set a due date.
  18. Click the Topic arrow and click Create or choose one from the list. Type the name of the TechnoKids project. (e.g. Candy) This will help to keep assignments organized by project.
  19. To set viewing options for the attached worksheet, ensure the option is set to Students can view file.
  20. To set viewing options for the attached template, click the Students can view file arrow and choose Make a copy for each student.
  21. assign 1 set view
  22. Click Assign.
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There are 3 viewing options you can apply:
  • Students can view file: Students can read the file but no changes can be made.
  • Students can edit file: Students can make changes to the file.
  • Make a copy for each student: Students receive an individual copy of the file that they can change. Note: this option cannot be changed once you click Assign.

Create an assignment that requires students to follow the instructions in a TechnoKids PDF worksheet.


  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click create button and choose Assignment from the menu..
  5. Set the Class name and who the assignment is directed to, as necessary.
  6. Give the assignment a title.
  7. Include instructions on how you want the assignment to be completed.
  8. assign 5 form
  9. Next, you will need to attach the TechnoKids worksheet. Click attachment , and choose My Drive.
  10. TIP:
    Sort the icons into alphabetical order by clicking sort optionsand choosing Name .
  11. In My Drive, open the Classroom folder.
  12. Open the class folder.
  13. Open aproject folder. (This is a [project name] folder that you uploaded earlier.)
  14. Open the workbook folder.
  15. Choose the worksheet and click Add.
  16. assign 5 select worksheet
  17. Set the points value of the assignment and set a due date.
  18. Click the Topic arrow and click Create or choose one from the list. Type the name of the TechnoKids project. (e.g. Candy) This will help to keep assignments organized by project.
  19. To set viewing options for the attached worksheet, click the arrow and choose Students can view file.
  20. assign 5 set view
  21. Click Assign.

Create an assignment that requires students to follow instructions in a TechnoKids PDF worksheet while using a TechnoKids template to complete an activity.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click create button and choose Assignment from the menu..
  5. Set the Class name and who the assignment is directed to, as necessary.
  6. Give the assignment a title.
  7. Include instructions on how you want the assignment to be completed.
  8. assign 11 form
  9. Attach the TechnoKids worksheet. Click attachment , and choose My Drive.
  10. TIP:
    Sort the icons into alphabetical order by clicking sort options and choosing Name .
  11. In My Drive, open the Classroom folder.
  12. Open the class folder.
  13. Open aproject folder. (This is a [project name] folder that you uploaded earlier.)
  14. Open the workbook folder.
  15. Choose the worksheet and click Add.
  16. assign 11 select worksheet
  17. Next, you will need to attach the TechnoKids template. Click attachment , and choose My Drive.
  18. In My Drive, open the Classroom folder.
  19. Open the class folder.
  20. Open aproject folder.
  21. Choose the template and click Add.
  22. assign 11 select template
  23. Set the points value of the assignment and set a due date.
  24. Click the Topic arrow and click Create or choose one from the list. Type the name of the TechnoKids project. (e.g. Candy) This will help to keep assignments organized by project.
  25. Set viewing options for the worksheet and template:
    • Students can view file: Students can read the file but no changes can be made.
    • Students can edit file: Students can make changes to the file.
    • Make a copy for each student: Students receive an individual copy of the file that they can change. Note: this option cannot be changed once you click Assign.
    assign 11 set view
  26. Click Assign.

View Completed Student Work

Pick an assignment and easily see where work has been assigned, which students have turned in work, and which assignments have already been graded.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click to open an assignment.
  5. view class assignments
  6. Click Turned in.
  7. assign 1 turned in
  8. Click a student thumbnail to view their work.
  9. assign 1 turned in student
  10. Review the worksheet.
  11. assign 1 view worksheet

Enter a Grade

You can easily grade a student worksheet using the Grading panel at the side of the window.

  1. Assign a grade from the Grading pane on the right.
  2. Add a comment. Click Post.
  3. assign 1 grading pane
  4. Click return button.
  5. Confirm the submission, click Return.
  6. assign 1 return work
  7. Click Return.

Your students have followed instructions in a worksheet and completed the assignment using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings. View the document.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click to open an assignment.
  5. view class assignments
  6. Click Turned in.
  7. assign 5 turned in
  8. Click a student thumbnail to view their work.
  9. assign 5 turned in student
  10. View the document.
  11. assign 5 view worksheet

Enter a Grade

You can easily grade a student document using the Grading panel at the side of the window.

  1. Assign a grade from the Grading pane on the right.
  2. Add a comment. Click Post.
  3. assign 5 grading pane
  4. Click return button.
  5. Confirm the submission, click Return.
  6. assign 5 return work
  7. Click Return.

Your students have followed instructions in a worksheet and completed the assignment involving multiple documents created with Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings. View the documents.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click to open an assignment.
  5. view class assignments
  6. Click Turned in.
  7. assign 1 turned in
  8. Click a student thumbnail to view their work. Notice there are multiple attachments listed in the thumbnail.
  9. assign 1 turned in multiple
  10. View the documents.
  11. assign 5 view worksheet

Enter a Grade

You can easily grade student work using the Grading panel at the side of the window.

  1. Assign a grade from the Grading pane on the right.
  2. Add a comment. Click Post.
  3. student turned in 2 attachments
  4. Click return button.
  5. Confirm the submission, click Return.
  6. return work
  7. Click Return.

Your students have followed instructions in a worksheet and completed the assignment involving a provided TechnoKids template. View the file.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click to open an assignment.
  5. view class assignments
  6. Click Turned in.
  7. assign 1 turned in
  8. Click a student thumbnail to view their work. The template is returned with the answers that the student added.
  9. assign 1 turned in template
  10. View the document.
  11. assign 1 view template

Enter a Grade

You can easily grade student work using the Grading panel at the side of the window.

  1. Assign a grade from the Grading pane on the right.
  2. Add a comment. Click Post.
  3. assign 1 grade template
  4. Click return button.
  5. Confirm the submission, click Return.
  6. return template
  7. Click Return.

Evaluate Student Work

Once students have turned in their work, you can see the files immediately. Use the Grading pane on the right of the screen to add comments and grade the assignment.

  1. In Google Classroom, click a class thumbnail or pick your class from the menu. main menu
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork
  4. Click to open an assignment.
  5. view class assignments
  6. Click Turned in.
  7. assign 1 turned in
  8. Click a student thumbnail to view their work.
  9. assign 1 turned in student
  10. Review the worksheet.
  11. assign 1 view worksheet

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If there is more than one document submitted, toggle between them by clicking on their files names in the Grading pane.
student turned in 2 assignments

Enter a Grade

You can easily grade a student worksheet using the Grading panel at the side of the window.

  1. Assign a grade from the Grading pane on the right.
  2. Add a comment. Click Post.
  3. assign 1 grading pane
  4. Click return button.
  5. Confirm the submission, click Return.
  6. assign 1 return work
  7. Click Return.

You can save time writing the same comments multiple times by using the Comment bank.

  1. In the Grading pane, click Comment bank in the left margin. Comment bank
  2. Click +Add to bank.
  3. Type to add a comment. Press ENTER after each one to add multiple comments at one time.
  4. add comments to bank
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click the Comment options button to copy a comment to the clipboard.
  7. copy comment
  8. Return to the student files. Right click and paste the comment into the Private comments box.
  9. Click Post.

Google Classroom for the Student

Before you get started you will need to add either the XODO or Kami PDF extension to your Chrome browser. Refer to these instructions for assistance.

  1. Visit Google Classroom.
  2. Click Sign in and choose Google Classroom.
  3. sign in menu
    TIP:
    If you are already signed into Google, click the Apps menu and choose Classroom from the list of apps.
  4. Enter your credentials and sign into your account.
  5. Click Create or join a class. Choose Join class.
  6. join class
  7. Enter the code provided by your teacher.
  8. join class code
  9. Click Join.
  10. The class icon is visible in your Classroom.
  11. class icon

  1. Visit Gmail.
  2. Check your Inbox for an invitation email from your teacher.
  3. inbox email invite
  4. Open the message and click the link to join the class.
  5. email invite join
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If you are already signed into Google, click the Apps menu and choose Gmail from the list of apps.


  1. Sign into Google Classroom.
  2. Click your class icon.
  3. class icon
  4. Click the Stream tab.
  5. tabs stream student
  6. Any posts made by your teacher will appear on the Stream tab.
  7. teacher posts
  1. Sign into Google Classroom.
  2. Click your class icon.
  3. class icon
  4. Click the Classwork tab.
  5. tabs classwork student
  6. Assignments appear on the Classwork tab.
  7. classwork tab assignments
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Assignments should be sorted by project. Look for the TechnoKids project name you are working on to find assignments.

It is important to keep your files organized. Ask your teacher which project you are going to start with and create a folder to hold your work.

  1. Visit Google Classroom.
  2. Click Sign in and choose Google Classroom.
  3. Click the class icon.
  4. class icon
  5. Click the Classwork tab.
  6. tabs classwork student
  7. Click Class Drive folder.
  8. class drive folder
  9. Check to make sure you are in My Drive > Classroom > class.
  10. classroom folder
  11. Click classroom folder. Choose Folder
  12. Type the name of the TechnoKids project. Click Create
new folder
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You can add to, or retrieve files from this folder easily in Google Drive:
  • Click My Drive.
  • Open the Classroom folder.
  • Open the class folder.

Working with TechnoKids Worksheets

  1. Visit Google Classroom.
  2. Click Sign in and choose Google Classroom.
  3. sign in menu
  4. Click your class icon.
  5. class icon
  6. Click the Classwork tab.
  7. tabs classwork student
  8. Assignments appear on the Classwork tab.
  9. classwork tab assignments
  10. Click to open an assignment.
  11. assign1 view assignment
  12. Read the instructions and then click the worksheet to open it.
  13. TIP:
    If you delete the file or if it is missing, click MAKE A COPY to restore it.
  14. A preview of the document opens. Click More actions more actions in the top right corner of the window and choose Open in new window.
  15. open new window
  16. From the Open with menu, choose XODO PDF Reader & Annotator.
  17. open with menu

    The editing toolbar appears across the top of the document.

    xodo tools
  18. Choose Free text to type your answers. Click and drag to draw a text box and replace Insert text here with your answer.
  19. Choose Freehand tools to draw scribbles, such as check marks or circle options, on the document.
  20. Switch to the Select tool to scroll through the document.
  21. When you are done, click the Save arrow and choose Google Drive.
  22. Close the browser tab.

Follow the instructions to submit a worksheet that was annotated with XODO from Google Classroom.

  1. Close the browser tab where the worksheet was open in XODO.
  2. Return to the Assignment... browser tab.
  3. assign1 view assignment
    TIP:
    If you have closed all the browser tabs, open a new tab and sign back in to Google Classroom. Open the class, click the Classwork tab and reopen the assignment.
  4. In the Your work area, click Turn in.
  5. In the dialog box, confirm the submission, click Turn in.
  1. Visit Google Classroom.
  2. Click Sign in and choose Google Classroom.
  3. sign in menu
  4. Click your class icon.
  5. class icon
  6. Click the Classwork tab.
  7. tabs classwork student
  8. Assignments appear on the Classwork tab.
  9. classwork tab assignments
  10. Click to open an assignment.
  11. assign1 view assignment
  12. Read the instructions and then click the worksheet to open it.
  13. TIP:
    If you delete the file or if it is missing, click MAKE A COPY to restore it.
  14. A preview of the document opens. Click More actions more actions in the top right corner of the window and choose Open in new window.
  15. open new window
  16. From the Open with menu, choose Annotate with Kami.
  17. open with menu

    The editing toolbar appears down the left edge of the document.

    kamitools
  18. Choose Text box to type your answers. Click to add a text box and begin typing.
  19. Choose Drawing to make scribbles, such as check marks or circle options, on the document.
  20. Switch to the Select tool to scroll through the document.

  21. IMPORTANT:
    If your school has a Kami subscription, simply click the Turn in button on the Kami toolbar to submit your work. Otherwise, you must download this file to My Drive > Classroom > class folder in Google Drive. Attach the file to the Your work area and submit it to the teacher. See Create a folder in Google Drive for instructions on how to create a project folder.
  22. When you are done, click Download. download kami
  23. Choose Google Drive.
  24. Click Select folder.
  25. Browse to the Classroom > class folder.
  26. Click to highlight the project folder. Click Select.

Follow the instructions to submit a worksheet that was annotated with Kami from Google Classroom.

  1. Close the browser tab where the worksheet was open in Kami.
  2. Return to the Assignment... browser tab.
  3. assign1 view assignment
    TIP:
    If you have closed all the browser tabs, open a new tab and sign back in to Google Classroom. Open the class, click the Classwork tab and reopen the assignment.
  4. In the Your work area click +Add or create.
  5. Click Google Drive.
  6. Browse to the Classroom > class > project folder and select the assignment.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click Turn in.
  9. In the dialog box, confirm the submission, click Turn in.

Follow the instructions to open and complete a template file from Google Classroom.

  1. Sign into Google Classroom.
  2. Click your class icon.
  3. Click the Classwork tab.
  4. Click on an assignment posted by your teacher.
  5. assign11 template
  6. Click on the worksheet to open the instructions.
  7. Click More actions more actions and open the document in a new window.
  8. open new window
  9. Click the Open with menu and choose a PDF reader/writer.
  10. Click the Assignment... tab in the browser. You may need to click the Back button to display the teacher instructions.
  11. In the Your work area, click to open the template file.
  12. Click More actions more actions and open the document in a new window.
  13. Click the Open with menu and choose the desired app. refer to Assignment instructions for information on which App to use).
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Refer to View an App and Worksheet at the Same Time to split the screen and have two windows open at the same time.

When your teacher provides a template file for you to complete, your work needs to be returned for grading.

  1. Close the PDF worksheet tab.
  2. Close the template file tab.
  3. Return to the Assignment... tab.
  4. Click Turn in in the Your work area.
  5. turn in template

Your teacher may assign a worksheet that is simply a set of instructions. You will be required to follow the instructions and complete them in another app like Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings.

  1. Sign into Google Classroom and open your class.
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. classwork tab assignments
  4. Select an assignment.
  5. Click the assignment to view the instructions.
  6. assign 5 view assignment
  7. The instructions will appear on the left. Notice there is no document in the Your work area. You will be required to create a new document then turn it in to your teacher.

  8. TIP:
    Duplicate the browser tab before opening a worksheet and addition file. This makes it easier to tear the tabs off and display them both on your screen at the same time. Refer to View an App and Worksheet at the Same Time for more instructions.
  9. Click on the PDF file to view the worksheet.
  10. Click the duplicated browser tab and click +Add or create in the Your work area.
    • Choose a document format from the Create new menu.
    • When the new document is created it is added to Your work.
    • Click the new document to launch the app.
  11. Follow the instructions in the worksheet to complete the assignment.

Submit a Completed Document

When you have completed the instructions in the worksheet you are ready to submit your work to the teacher.

  1. Close the tab with the new document. It will be automatically saved.
  2. Return to the Assignment... tab. The document you created and worked on is listed under Your work.
  3. assign 5 your work
  4. Click Turn in.
  5. In the dialog box, confirm the submission, click Turn in.

Your teacher may want to see additional work that you might have done along with an assignment such as an outline or planning sheet. You can submit additional files with an assignment.

  1. Sign into Google Classroom and open your class.
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork student
  4. Select an assignment.
  5. assign 5 view assignment
  6. In the Your work area, click +Add or create.
  7. Choose the file location from the menu. Browse to the file.
  8. Select the file and click Add. The file will be added to Your work.
  9. Repeat to add any additional files.
  10. Click Turn in.
  11. In the dialog box, confirm the submission, click Turn in.

If you cannot submit work using the built-in features, there are other options to hand in your work. You can:

  • Share the assignment directly from Google Drive.
  • Send the assignment by email.
  • Print the assignment and hand in.


Share the Assignment from Google Drive

  1. Sign into Google Classroom and open your class.
  2. Click the Classwork tab.
  3. tabs classwork student
  4. Open the Class Drive folder.
  5. class drive folder
  6. In the left pane, click My Drive.
  7. Open the Classroom > class folder.
  8. Open the project folder.
  9. Click to select the file and click share file.
  10. Add your teacher's email address, a note about the document, and set the viewing options.
  11. share address
  12. Click Send.

Share the Assignment via Email

  1. Sign into Gmail.
  2. Click Compose to start a new message.
  3. Add your teacher's email address, the name of the assignment as the subject line, and a message about the email.
  4. Click insert files using drive to attach a file.
  5. Open the Classroom > class folder.
  6. Open the project folder.
  7. Click to select the file and click Insert.
  8. email file
  9. Click Send.

Print the Assignment and Hand in

  1. Sign into Google Classroom.
  2. Open the completed assignment.
  3. Click Print. print
  4. Hand in to teacher.

You may need to have a worksheet open to follow instructions while you are working in an app like Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings; in another window.

Duplicate a Tab and Open Files:

  1. Sign into your class and open an assignment.
  2. Right click on the browser tab and choose Duplicate. This will make a copy of the Assignment tab.
  3. In one tab, click to open the worksheet.
  4. In the other tab, make a choice from the Your work area:
    • Open the template.
    • Open the sample file.
    • Click +Add or create and choose an app from the Create new list.

Split the Screen to see Instructions and App at the Same Time:

Chromebook:

  1. Click and drag the app tab to tear it off the browser.
  2. Click and hold the cursor over the Maximize/Restorebutton. Chromebook dock window
  3. Choose an arrow to pick which side of the screen you wish to dock the window.
  4. Repeat for the worksheet tab.

Windows:

  1. Click the app tab. Drag the tab to snap it to the left or right edge of the screen.
  2. Click the worksheet tab. Drag the tab to snap it to the opposite side of the screen

Smartphone:

  1. Check your device settings to enable split screen mode.

When your work has been graded, or your teacher has added comments, you will be able to view them.

  1. Sign into Google Classroom.
  2. Open a class folder.
  3. Open the assignment you want to check.
  4. assign 5 open
  5. When the assignment has been graded the mark is posted at the top of the page. Comments appear beneath the Your work area.
  6. assign5 check grade