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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


Google Meet elevates Google Classroom beyond the brick-and-mortar classroom. With its integration with Classroom, ability to present content, and engagement tools, teachers can offer an active and engaging online learning experience for students of all ages. While Google continues to add features and refine Google Meet, this chapter explored all the features available at the time of writing. If there was a feature that you did not see, double-check whether your account has access to that feature.

Furthermore, user interface changes are still common with this app because the COVID-19 pandemic substantially sped up its development timeline. In fact, the entire chapter had to be revised because of recent interface changes. Also, the following figure suggests that the Whiteboarding and Recording features may move to the Activities tab:

Figure 10.55 – New Activities menu with Recording and Whiteboarding

Therefore, if the app looks different...