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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 3: Sending Your First Announcement

Now that your online classroom is set up in Google Classroom and your students are enrolled in their classes, you can begin using Google Classroom's features to communicate with your students. One of the simplest forms of communicating with students within your classroom is to send announcements. Announcements in Google Classroom is like sending your class an email (in fact, when you create an announcement, students also receive an email containing the necessary information).

For announcements, you can add files from your computer or Google Drive, and even add links to websites or YouTube videos, just like we did with the Material post in Classwork, which we discussed in Chapter 1, Getting to Know Google Classroom. Students can even reply to your announcements directly from the classroom's Stream. An Announcement is a type of post that appears in this Stream. Using announcements in Google Classroom instead of sending emails also...