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In this month’s TechBytes, we explore how to close out the end of the school year for Google Classroom and Go Guardian Teacher and offer suggestions for summer edtech learning. 

Google Classroom 

  1. Return all student work on Google Classroom-  Returning assignments transfers ownership back to the student, so their files aren’t in your Google Drive account. 
  2. Archive your course- After your final grades have been submitted and you have returned all student work, archive your course to prevent students from submitting assignments or adding new comments. 
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Go Guardian Teacher 
Archiving a class removes it from the Active tab of your Classrooms page and stores the classroom along with all of its session records away for safe keeping. All classes must be archived for the summer. 

  1. Select the Settings cogwheel in the top, right-hand corner of a class tile, followed by Archive Class.
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Instructional Technology Survey 
We’re always looking for ways to support you and your use of instructional technology. Thank you to everyone who has already taken the survey. If you haven’t, please complete this short survey (<5 minutes to complete). These results will guide our planning team in providing support and resources for the next school year. In order to take the survey, you will need to be signed in to your RCS Google account (username @ The survey will close on June 12, 2023. 
Link to Survey

EdTech Professional Learning Offerings 

REMC Courses 
REMC Courses provide an opportunity to enhance personal or professional learning by exploring technology tools and instructional practices. Each course is FREE, 3 weeks in length, and requires 10 hours of time to complete. Optional SCECHs are available for each course. Work includes new learning and application in the classroom or teaching practices. Courses require at least 1 live interaction with the instructor. All courses are facilitated by Michigan educators. 
See all REMC Course Offerings 

Edge•U Badges 
Edge•U offers a focus on professional development and a commitment to a vibrant, engaging learning environment for educators and faculty. Edge.U badges are developed by teachers for teachers in the hopes of providing purposeful means to directly impact student success. Choose from over 200 badges on a variety of edtech tools and resources. 
See all Edge.U Badges Offerings 

Oakland Schools 
June 20, 2023: Computer Science PLAYDATE: 8:00 AM – Noon
Free to attend! Free SCECH Credits! Free giveaways!

  • The REMC Association of Michigan and the Michigan Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association have joined together to develop the REMC Computer Science PLAYDATE, a discussion-based professional learning experience. At a CS Playdate, you will work with other educators to explore computer science apps, tools, and resources. Simply time to play, tinker and explore all at no cost!

People that have attended PLAYDATES have said…
“I loved the unstructured time. Having a chance to really experiment with these new tools was amazing!”
“The opportunity to learn something new, hear others’ ideas, play with something new and leave refreshed to go back to my classroom and refresh my lessons.” 

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