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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

Chapter 2: Inviting Students to Their Virtual Classroom

It's the start of the term and your physical and Google Classrooms are set up and ready for students to enter, and for learning to commence. While students simply walk into your physical classroom, sometimes with a school map in hand, in your virtual classroom, students must join the classroom from a computer or mobile device. As we mentioned in the Preface, Google Classroom excels in classrooms where computers or mobile devices are readily available or in an online environment. Furthermore, students will use the tool more frequently if it can be accessed from their own personal devices.

Being the teacher, you may need to guide a class of students with different types of computers, tablets, and smart phones in installing and setting up Google Classroom. This chapter provides instructions for several different types of devices. We will explore the various methods of inviting students into a Google Classroom and managing...