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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


If this is your first time inviting students to your virtual classroom, the steps in this chapter may appear daunting. However, through past experience, today's middle and high school students already have a proficient understanding of technology and will complete these tasks quickly. When I teach with Google Classroom, the setup process only takes about 15 minutes with high school students. This chapter has provided you with the tools for those students that have never used Google Classroom, which, as the years go by, will decrease.

You are now able to install Google Chrome on Windows or Apple computers, as well as guide students in installing Google Classroom and other Google apps on their mobile devices. You can display the Class Code number to allow students to join your classes, as well as manually invite or remove students with an invite link or through Google Classroom as needed. Finally, you can email students directly from Google Classroom.

This chapter...