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Teaching with Google Classroom - Second Edition

By : Michael Zhang
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Teaching with Google Classroom - Second Edition

By: Michael Zhang

Overview of this book

Google Classroom is designed to help you manage and deliver online and in-person courses in an interactive manner. Using Google Classroom saves time organizing and communicating information to students and parents. This updated second edition of Teaching with Google Classroom covers the modern features of Google Classroom that meet the current needs of online teaching. The book is written from the high-school perspective but is applicable to teachers and educators of all age groups. If you’re new to Google Classroom or an experienced user who wants to explore more advanced methods with Google Classroom, this book is for you. With hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, you’ll learn how to create classes, add students to those classes, send announcements, and assign classwork. The book also demonstrates how to start an online discussion with your students. Later, you’ll discover how you can involve parents by inviting them to receive guardian emails and sharing Google Calendar with a URL. This will help them to view assignment deadlines and other important information. The book goes step by step through all the features available and examples of how best to use them to manage your classroom. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to do more with Google Classroom, managing your online or in-person school classes effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: The Basics
Section 3: Diving Deeper
Section 4: Going Digital

Inviting parents to receive guardian emails

Guardian emails provide parents with daily or weekly email summaries of upcoming assignment deadlines and announcements, as well as highlighting outstanding assignments not yet turned in on Google Classroom. To enable and invite parents to receive guardian emails, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the settings gear:

    Figure 8.1 – Google Classroom's settings gear

  2. In the General section, click on the switch for Guardian summaries:

    Figure 8.2 – The Guardian summaries switch in the General section

  3. A dialog box will appear requesting confirmation. It will also have a checkbox to activate guardian emails in all the other classes:

    Figure 8.3 – Guardian summaries dialog box

  4. Click on the Save button to save and exit the settings:

    Figure 8.4 – Save button for Settings

  5. In the Student list of the People page, click on Invite guardians:

    Figure 8.5 – Invite guardians' button in the Student...