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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

Getting started with Google Meet

There are many variables that affect the quality of online teaching. The next chapter, Chapter 11, Strategies for a Successful Online Class, will go through some of the concepts beyond Google Meet that contribute to online teaching. Regardless, each meeting generally requires settings for audio, video, and conference controls.

Google Meet audio and video settings

When joining a meeting from devices with built-in cameras and microphones such as laptops, Chromebooks, or mobile devices, Google Meet will detect and select the integrated hardware. However, desktop computers may require microphone, speaker, and webcam peripherals before being able to use Google Meet effectively.

In fact, many laptop and Chromebook setups use peripheral devices, often connected through USB, to enhance the video conferencing experience. Because most of these peripherals relate to a desktop or laptop environment, these instructions will focus on those devices. To adjust...