Franklin Community Schools is excited to announce that we are are using a free and secure learning network for teachers, students, and schools called Google Classroom! Google Classroom provides a safe way for us to connect, share content, access classwork, participate in discussions and receive important class information or announcements.
Using Google Classroom allows you and your child to have access to their digital classrooms at any time using the Internet--including devices such as a computer, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and more. Google Classroom is used as an educational tool and will be used strictly for educational purposes. The site will discuss school-related content only and all staff and students will be held accountable for these actions.
There are multiple ways for students to access Google Classroom. Google Classroom is best used while running the Google Chrome web browser, however, this is not required. Using your Internet browser, type classroom.google.com in the URL bar. You may also visit bit.ly/fcslinks2 and use the Google Classroom link.
All of our students have their own personal login credentials for all of the Google services we use in school. Their email address is in the format of [First 4 letters of the last name] [Last 4 numbers of student ID] @franklinschools.org. For example, “David Johnson” (student ID 0005001234) would log in as email@example.com. There are some exceptional circumstances where students may have less than 4 letters of the last name. These students know of the change and can let you know what their username is.
Students will use an 8-letter (compound word consisting of two four-letter words) password that was provided by FSC. Your child’s teacher will be able to provide login credentials if needed.
Next, you will see all of the course offerings for your student. Primary grades will more than likely only see one class. Upper-grade students may see more than one class listed. To jump from one class to another, the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner may be used to return to the main menu.
Each class page has three sections, Stream, Classwork, and People. The section that will be in use most is “Classwork.”
The “Stream” may be used for school-related communication. School work will be assigned, accessed, and oftentimes turned in through the “Classwork” section.
More information will be shared from your child’s teacher, our school website, and social media.
Thank you for being a part of our implementation of technology into our curriculum. Feel free to contact your child’s teachers or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.