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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

Managing students in your Class

The full class list of all students can be found on the Students page of your classroom. Here, you can make changes to the students within your classroom, as well as send emails to individual students or to the entire class.

Manually inviting students to your Class

When students are added to your class late in the term or a student is having difficulties joining with a Class code or invite link, you can manually invite students to your classes. You should use this method as a last resort because manually adding several dozen students to a class is tedious and time-consuming. Follow these instructions to manually invite a student to your class:

  1. In Google Classroom, click on the People tab from the main menu and click on the Invite students icon on the Students heading:

    Figure 2.38 – Invite students icon

  2. Type in the name or email address of the student you want to invite. Google will autocomplete this with any contacts in your Gmail...