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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

Sharing Google Calendar with a URL

Sharing the Google Calendar of a class is an alternative to the guardian emails if they are unavailable within your district. If your school district already has a web page or an intranet that connects the school with parents, this method may be the simplest one to deploy. Since parents already have a website to go to for school information, it is easiest for them to find the link to your calendar on the school website.

Before we include that link, we must make sure that the calendar associated with your classroom is publicly available by following these steps:

  1. In the Classwork section, click on the Google Calendar button:

    Figure 8.13 – Google Calendar button

  2. On the left sidebar, you will see a list of calendars. Hover your mouse over the calendar with the same name as your Google Classroom class and click on the Kebab menu:

    Figure 8.14 – Calendar Kebab menu

    If you do not see a list of calendars under the My Calendars heading...