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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


With guardian emails and Google Calendar, the parents of your students will be able to view the question and assignment posts within your classes. While implementing either of these features may seem time-consuming to set up, it occurs at the beginning of the year or semester and requires little maintenance throughout the year. Now that you are able to invite parents or guardians to receive email notifications, you can share Google Classroom calendars with parents through a URL or a Google Site.

Parents will be able to actively engage with their children's assignments and assessments. Now that parents can view posts in Google Classroom, where you can manage and grade their assignments, it unifies much of the administration and management aspects of the classroom so that you can focus on teaching.

The next chapter explores additional features in Classroom and third-party apps that can enhance your activities within Google Classroom.