I have used Google Classroom in my ceramics room before, but not to the extent I decided to use it this year. I am finding it's keeping students accountable for turning in work on time. I have created a makeshift Photo booth for students to photograph their projects. It's really just the spray cabinet but now it doubles as a photo studio. Each time they finish sketches, or a ceramics project they photograph their work and upload the image to the correct assignment.
This has helped tremendously as students don't always remember to put their names on the bottom of finished pieces. It makes things easier to identify so if I need to take a closer look at projects, now I have a visual record of what project belongs to which student. I can also leave written comments and let students know if something is missing.
Hi, I'm Lauren Keifer, or Mrs. Keifer as my students know me. I am at the Spring-Ford School District 9th grade center where I teach Intro to Digital Art and Ceramics.