We've been using it for six years now, and it has streamlined so many processes for both teachers and students (and admin, for that matter!). Sometimes, though, it's a little clunky. Or maybe it's just a little clunky for me, as I'm part of every single Shared Drive, and dozens of Google Classrooms.
We've used naming conventions in the past, but try as we might, I hadn't been able to get all classrooms on board. Since last year brought us so many new experiences, I think it finally pushed everyone over to the edge of understanding, and now, it's pretty cool.
Every teacher has named their Google Classroom the same way - grade, subject, teacher, year. So now, when I open my Google Classroom, everything is organized! Even more than that, though, since Google Classroom syncs with so many of the platforms we use, when I open Typing.com or GoGuardian Teacher, everything is super organized!
Oh, and you may be thinking that if I'm on most of the Google Classrooms, I must get a ton of emails. Nope. We taught everyone how to turn off notifications for their non-lead classrooms. Game changer.
In fact, Google, Google Classroom, Naming Conventions, and Notification Settings have all been Game Changers this year!
Sometimes it's the simple things that make a big, big difference!