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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

Chapter 10: Hosting Classes Online Using Google Meet

In early 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Since then, companies have scrambled to pivot to at-home and online operations. Schools around the world were no different. Hopefully, by the time you are reading this chapter, COVID-19 is only referenced in historical archives, but it was the catalyst for a global movement toward online teaching and learning tools. Google Meet, a video conferencing app launched in 2017, expanded from hosting meetings of up to 30 attendees with limited features to being a large-scale communication tool.

From 2021, Google Meet can host online video conferences of up to 250 participants and up to 100,000 view-only guests. At the time of writing, Google has already announced several more features launching in Google Meet later this year. Because of the sudden move to online teaching and learning, Google Meet is now an integral part of Google Classroom...