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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

Creating an announcement

An announcement appears at the top of the classroom's Stream. Whenever new Announcement posts or Classwork notifications are added to the Stream, they will be added to the top of the Stream. Therefore, older posts in the Stream are moved lower down the Stream, but they are not deleted.

To create an announcement, go to the desired classroom and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the box at the top of the Stream. The field will say Announce something to your class before you click it:

    Figure 3.1 – Create Announcement box

  2. Type your announcement into the field. The field will say Announce something to your class before you type your message. Rich text formatting buttons will appear at the bottom of the text field to bold, italicize, underline and bullet text:

    Figure 3.2 – An announcement box


    Late in the production of this book, rich text formatting was added to all posts. While the above image was updated before print, all other images...