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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)
1
Section 1: Getting Started
4
Section 2: The Basics
8
Section 3: Diving Deeper
13
Section 4: Going Digital

Accessing Classes from Google Classroom's home page

Google Classroom's home page displays all classes in which you are a teacher or a student. The classes are arranged like cards on the page. The next time you go to Google Classroom, you will first arrive at the home page where you can select the desired class, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.40 – Classroom Class dashboard

Figure 1.40 – Classroom Class dashboard

Classes in which you are enrolled as a student will have an image of the teacher on the Class card.

Note

To rearrange Classes on the home page, drag and drop the Class cards.

When you are in a Classroom, you can switch to a different Class by clicking on the hamburger menu icon at the top-left corner of the banner, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.41 – Hamburger menu

Figure 1.41 – Hamburger menu

The menu will appear and you can select the desired Class from it, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.42 – Sections of the dashboard menu

Figure 1.42 – Sections of the dashboard menu

The menu is separated into Classes that you are teaching and Classes in which you are enrolled as a student. In addition, you can return to the Google Classroom home page, view the Google Classroom calendar, access archived Classes, and change the settings from this menu.