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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

Enabling and managing Google Meet in Google Classroom

Because not every class in Classroom requires video conferencing, Google Meet is disabled by default. To enable a unique Google Meet link, click on the Generate Meet link button on the banner in the class Stream, shown here:

Figure 10.1 – Generate Meet link URL

A dialog box will appear with a button to generate the Meet link, shown below. It displays the meet link and a switch to enable or disable the Meet link for students:

Figure 10.2 – Generate Meet link dialog box

After saving the Meet link settings, the Meet link will appear in the Stream banner, where teachers and students are able to click the link to start the meeting:

Figure 10.3 – Meet link in stream banner

On mobile, the Google Meet icon will appear at the top of the stream:

Figure 10.4 – Meet link icon in the Classroom mobile app

Android and...