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Many schools are utilizing G-Suite. It'd be a HUGE benefit to integrate SmartMusic with Google Classroom since LMS systems are integrating with G-Suite (assignments and grades entered into Google Classroom show up on students' and parents' district grading portals, etc. ). What a time-saver this would be and it'd make communicating assignments to parents much more visible (what's due, when, etc.)

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    Mark White
    19

    Having Google Classroom next year would be awesome

    1. Students and parents would be notified of assignments that are due. Absolutely important.

    2. Attaching youtube videos to assignments would be helpful like technique, breathing, etc. Create critical thinking skills like assessing recordings.

    3. Enrolling (Syncing) students from google classroom into Smartmusic would be a breeze. Syncing students from google classroom would take seconds rather than days.

    4. Major companies like MusicFirst and Noteflight already do this now.

    5. Assigning assignments to specific students would be really helpful. Woodwinds, percussion, brass, etc.

    ***I hope that the assignments that we grade in google classroom transfer into the Smartmusic gradebook.***

     

     

     

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    Jared Ross
    6

    This is important to me. I would very much want SM to sync with GC for grades.

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    Lisa Rael
    6

    I need this feature too

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    Craig West
    3

    That would be awesome. I would also love to see grades synced between GC and SM.

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    Dr. Andrea Kay
    2

    Our district uses Aeries as the official gradebook.  But, most teachers also use Google classroom. It would be helpful if there was a way to sync the gradebooks for one or both of these platforms with SmartMusic.  It would eliminate the time-consuming step of manually entering grades from the SmartMusic gradebook into another platform.

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    Craig West
    2

    What SHE said! ^^^^^

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    Jim Eley
    3

    Yes Smartmusic Integration with Google Classroom would be very helpful.

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    Julie Renne
    9

    My school requires me to post assignments on Google Classroom.  Not only would this save me from having to explain SmartMusic (yearly) to my administrators, but it is also much easier for students to use SmartMusic if they don't have to go to ANOTHER place to see my assignments.

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    Lori Douglas
    5

    Yes, please!!!!

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    Julie Renne
    6

    Integration into Google Classroom would be a HUGE benefit to teachers and students.  Please! The sooner the better on this one!

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    Ken Bagley
    4

    With expecting more online learning in our near future, integration with Google Classroom would make SmartMusic much easier to use.  SM has been one of our biggest tools for online learning.  There are other products that are similar to SM that do interface with Google Classroom.

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    Ryan Bortz
    4

    Hi, everyone.  I just heard from my SmartMusic rep that we should not expect GC integration in the 2020-2021 school year.  I have replied to voice my frustration, and encourage you to do the same until they begin to take us seriously.  Contact your personal rep, general support, and any other parties/methods you know of, and let them know that this needs to be more of a priority.  Thanks, guys!

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    Mark White
    4

    Smartmusic development is like turning a battleship. As you can see I've replied to this post 2 years ago.

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    Karen Kolber
    6

    It's a disappointment that SmartMusic isn't integrated with G-Suite. All of my music classes, MS and elementary, will be online this entire year. Traveling teachers are considered "super spreaders." We need support. Please integrate with Google Classroom. Thank you. 

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    Lori Douglas
    3

    Agreed, Karen! The sooner the better. My students, parents and I have invested a lot of time learning to navigate Smartmusic and Google Classrooms (our county system has a paid premium subscription for Smartmusic for all elementary instrumental students) and it would be SO helpful to everyone to be able to integrate the two. I would hate to ask them to learn another format in the Fall, but maybe it's worth looking into something that already syncs with Google Classroom if Smartmusic isn't able to accommodate that request. .

     

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    Ryan Bortz
    2

    Hi, All, I encourage you to keep posting and calling MakeMusic to communicate your wishes. I’m doing the same. Encourage other teachers you know that use SM to do the same. Start *new* threads, since the current one seems to be falling on blind eyes. Not to mix metaphors, but the squeaky wheel gets the grease!!

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    Andrea Rommel
    3

    It would be wonderful if Google Classroom could be integrated for the following benefits:

    - Making it easier to enroll our younger students in Smart Music

    - Creating assignments for our students

    - Gradebook compatibility

    Thank you.

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    Dr. Andrea Kay
    4

    With COVID-19 and the move to Home Learning and hybrid models, Google Classroom integration is even more necessary. Our school district is mandating the use of Google Classroom. If SmartMusic was integrated with Google Classroom, it would be so much easier to ensure that all students and parents received posted assignments. They would not need to log into another platform to find their assignments. For years, I have had to manually enter grades and transfer them into our online gradebook. That task is time consuming and also opens up the possibility of errors when entering data. Can we please get a “seamless” connection between Google Classroom and SmartMusic?

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    Ryan Bortz
    4

    SmartMusic, will you please reply to this thread to give us some kind of update?  Anything?  

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    Lori Douglas
    3

    I completely agree with Ryan. We will be at least hybrid this Fall and I would LOVE to be able to use Smartmusic in cooperation with Google Suite. It would make things so much easier for my students and their families. Please update.

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    Dr. Andrea Kay
    5

    COVID-19 IMMEDIATE NEED: We are beginning the school year entirely online with remote teaching and learning.  It is entirely possible that we may remain online and remote all year.  PLEASE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO EASILY AND DIRECTLY INPUT SCORES INTO GOOGLE CLASSROOM and/or AERIES. We have been asking for integration for a long time.  Please!  Now is the time to act on behalf of your longtime loyal SmartMusic users.

    Previois Post: With COVID-19 and the move to Home Learning and hybrid models, Google Classroom integration is even more necessary. Our school district is mandating the use of Google Classroom. If SmartMusic was integrated with Google Classroom, it would be so much easier to ensure that all students and parents received posted assignments. They would not need to log into another platform to find their assignments. For years, I have had to manually enter grades and transfer them into our online gradebook. That task is time consuming and also opens up the possibility of errors when entering data. Can we please get a “seamless” connection between Google Classroom and SmartMusic?

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    Julie Renne
    3

    Now is the time, Smart music! You've been promising this feature for years now. Don't delay! We teachers and students need integration into Google Classroom immediately!

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    Susan Memoli
    3

    Without Google Classroom integration, MusicFirst is looking very attractive.  The preference is to stay with the known but replicating efforts in an online teaching environment might be too much!

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    Tim Hill
    3

    Google Classroom integration is essential.

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    Lyford Rome
    4

    At least log in with Google credentials.

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    George Andrikokus
    2

    Log in with Google Classroom credentials like other programs to make it easier for students and teachers.

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    Karen Kolber
    1

    Please explain how to log in with google classroom credentials. Is a tutorial available? My students and myself are signed up with our google classroom emails. I don't know how to link Google Classroom with Smart Music. Thank you.

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    Ryan Bortz
    1

    My humble opinion: Google login is only the beginning. It’s the grade transfer that takes valuable hours, keeping us from planning lessons for tomorrow. Grade transfer from SmartMusic to Google Classroom is critical. I can spend an hour or two helping students set up their accounts. No problem. Copying grades over is headache-inducing and incredibly frustrating. Grade transfer from SM to GC is simply essential, and important above everything else.

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    Jared Jones
    1

    Would love to see Smartmusic integrated with Google Classroom. The ability to create an assignment in Smartmusic then have it auto posted to Google Classroom would be a game changer! Additionally, having grades from smartmusic sync with the assignment in google classroom would be awesome!!!

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    Lori Douglas
    0

    Totally agree with Jared. I love Smartmusic and the support team is incredible, although it takes a long time for communications to go back and forth. Making SM compatible with Google Suite would be a huge game changer and would make more of my students enroll. It's just too complicated for 9 and 10 year olds to do and families are already stretched dealing with Google Suite. Please consider!!

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