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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

Creating a website for Google Calendar

If your school district does not have an easy method for communicating with parents online, you can use Google Sites to create a website for parents to access information from your class. Google Sites is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get website editor that allows you to create websites without using code. While sending a link home with your students for a single calendar may be enough for your needs, Google Sites allows you to customize your Google Calendars, have multiple calendars visible on a single page, and make content from other Google apps accessible to parents.

Other uses for Google Sites include a more permanent location for classroom content. Several teachers at my school still use their course Google Site created before Google Classroom was available, thereby having a single location where students and parents have access to all class content.

Since this book focuses on Google Classroom, this section will provide steps to add the...