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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

Looking your best in Google Meet

In the internet era, your students will know quality video from amateur video. Furthermore, human brains can figure out when something isn't quite natural, such as when a movie scene contains uncanny CGI graphics. Even if your students cannot identify what is wrong, having poor quality audio and video will disrupt the flow of your teaching and learning.

Even worse, constant disruption to the lesson, whether in-person or online, will lead to many students becoming disinterested and distracted. During in-person classes, being presentable is only a matter of dressing appropriately. Yet being on camera requires that you use cameras, lighting, and microphones to achieve the same effect.

Some of you may already be thinking, students know that we are not professionals in videography, which is true. However, we meticulously shape our in-person classrooms to reduce distraction, promote creativity, and focus our students' attention. Doesn&apos...