Many elective middle school teachers are looking for tools and resources to save time and make life easier. Often times a large part of your class period is taken up by the process of collecting student work and making sure your students are on top of upcoming assignments. I started using Google Classroom as a way to collect work and files that students submit for grading. We had a "Dropbox" feature on our web portal, but they removed that feature to save money and offered Google Classroom instead. Now I collect all my students' work with Google Classroom. All the files are in one place and I can rate them using my classroom computer or when I get home. Google Classroom allows you to create a unique class for each class you teach. With just three mouse clicks and a few keystrokes, you can create a class. Google classrooms are divided into different sections for the purpose in this forum, I will cover students and what's new.