Monday, September 28, 2015

Google Classroom Waffle Shortcut

I know that Google Classroom is a hot tool right now. It is being used with K-12 students everywhere. The older students can type easy enough or create a short cut with no issue. It is the younger (K-5) students that struggle with getting there sometimes. So, here comes Google to the rescue...sort of. All those great Google Tools are stored in the Waffle (Apps Launcher). You know, that time saving little 9 dot grid. Well, here is the problem. The Google Classroom icon is not always there. It seemed random until I stumbled on a post explaining its mysterious disappearance and reappearance. Here is how to find that life-saving Google Classroom icon in the bottom of your Waffle! 

Google Classroom Waffle Shortcut

  1. Sign into your Google Account.
  2. Go to any core Google tool (Gmail, Calendar, or Drive).
  3. Look at the waffle and scroll to the very bottom. There you will see the Google Classroom icon. Yea!!!

  1. Now go to or any other google site that is not one of the core tools.
  2. Look at the waffle and scroll to the very bottom. There you will NOT see the Google Classroom icon. Boo!!!

In order to see the icon, you just need to be in a core tool. Why? No ones seems to be sure. If this bugs you, PLEASE go to the help icon in Google Classroom in the bottom left corner and let them know!

If you want these steps in a document click Here!