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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

Inserting math and science equations in Google Docs

Mathematics integration is a greater challenge than for other subjects. With equations, charts, and graphs, creating or having students create math-related content in Google Docs can be a challenge. Google Docs has a built-in equation editor that is useful for math and science documents.

To create equations in Google Docs, follow these instructions:

  1. In a Google Doc, select Equation in the Insert menu:

    Figure 9. 31 – The Equation option in the Insert menu of a Google Doc

  2. A blue rectangle around the insertion point indicates that the equation editor is active. Furthermore, an equation toolbar appears below the default toolbar:

Figure 9.32 – Equation toolbar

There are five menus within the equation toolbar:

  1. Greek letters such as α
  2. Miscellaneous operations such as ±
  3. Relations such as ≥
  4. Math operations such as fractions and square root
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