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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


Third-party extensions and add-ons allow you to customize your Google Classroom assignments to better fit your specific subject areas. This chapter explored several different methods of adding functionality to the core components of Google Chrome and Google Docs to enhance your Google Classroom experience. This chapter not only provided several examples of third-party add-ons used in classes but the steps for you to explore and find new features and functions. Google Apps for Education is a constantly changing learning system. As it improves, it is important to continue and explore the new changes that Google brings to this app suite.

If your classroom is in-person, this is a good stopping point in the book. The following two chapters cover Google's online video conferencing tool, Google Meet, and strategies for a successful online classroom experience. I hope this book empowers you to explore, experiment, and grow with Google Classroom. As we teach that learning is...