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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

Setting up Google Classroom on student's devices

Like all of Google's apps, Google Classroom can be accessed on any computer or mobile device that is connected to the internet. However, not every student will access Google Classroom from the same type of device. Therefore, it is important that you can help guide your students in setting up Google Classroom.

The best time to invite students to Google Classroom is at the beginning of the term. During the first days of class, you will acclimatize your students to your classroom expectations and familiarize your students with the course's syllabus. Setting up student devices can easily be integrated into this process so that students are ready to use Google Classroom at the start of the term, reducing the chances of technical difficulties occurring later.

Choosing the best time to invite students to Google Classroom

In general, I suggest inviting students to Google Classroom and ensuring all their devices are properly...