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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

Adding letters with accents in Google Docs

When learning a second language such as French or Spanish, an extra challenge is correctly inserting letters with accents. Since most schools do not have special keyboard layouts for second languages, historical methods include memorizing key combinations or finding character maps on the computer to add an è.

While many extensions and add-ons exist, the Special Characters – Click and Paste Chrome extension is a simple method of inserting accented letters regardless of the keyboard layout.

To add this extension to Google Chrome of Chrome OS, use these instructions:

  1. In Google Chrome or on a Chromebook, open a new tab and click on the Apps icon in the bookmarks:

    Figure 9.24 – The Apps button on the Bookmarks bar

  2. Click on the Web Store icon in the center of the screen:

    Figure 9.25 – Web Store icon on the Apps page

  3. In the search bar, search for Special Characters – Click and Paste.
  4. Under...