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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

Allowing students to join using the class code

Students can join specific classes in Google Classroom using Class codes, invite links, or by you manually inviting students to individual classes. Class codes are a combination of letters and numbers that identify the unique class in Google Classroom, whereas invite links are internet hyperlinks. Any student with a school email can join your classroom if they have access to either the class code or the invite link.


A student can use any device to join a classroom. Furthermore, once the student has joined your classroom on a device, they will be able to access your classroom from any other device where they have logged in with their school email.

Joining a classroom with the class code

Use the following steps to guide students to join your classroom:

  1. On a laptop or Chromebook, open Google Chrome and in the address bar, navigate to On a tablet or smartphone, tap the Classroom app...