First, Classroom lets you turn email notifications on and off. (Classroom sends you emails when someone adds a comment to your post and when a private comment is posted on a student’s assignment or question submission.) Click the menu button (three lines) and “Settings”, then check or uncheck notifications.
- when any comment is made (All),
- whenever others reply to your comments or comments you are added to (Only yours), or
- never (None).
A great way to work with primary sources is to integrate them into your Google Classroom. Find a document that you want to use. You can copy and paste the document into a Google doc. Highlight sections of the primary source document and insert a comment directly attached to the highlighted section.You can also enter discussion prompts for students. Post the document into Classroom and they can then reply directly to my comments and each others' comments.