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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

Weighted categories in Google Classroom

Over the past year or so, Google's incremental updates to Classroom have incorporated features from common Student Information Systems (SISes), such as an overview of a class' assignments and grades, first shown in Chapter 6, Grading Written Assignments in a Flash. At the time of writing, Google has begun linking Google Classroom to SISes such as Infinite Campus and Skyward, with more on the way.

However, because of its currently limited compatibility, few teachers in my education communities utilize the grading features because their class grades are managed on a separate SIS program. However, if Google Classroom interfaces with your SIS, setting up grading and category weightings can save time in your workflow.


For the most up-to-date list of compatible SIS programs and instructions on connecting Google Classroom to your SIS, head to Google's support page,