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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

Commenting on announcements

Once posts have been published to the Stream, students and co-teachers will be able to comment on the announcements. These comments promote discussions and are similar to having students ask questions after you provide a verbal announcement during class time. Furthermore, in other types of posts, such as Questions and Assignments, students can use this commenting feature to reply to specific questions within the post. For students to comment on a post, they must follow these steps:

  1. In the classroom's Stream, click on the Add class comment… row at the bottom of the post:

    Figure 3.31 – Adding a class comment field

  2. A field will appear for the student to enter text in. Direct the students to click on the Post icon when they have finished writing their comment:

Figure 3.32 – The post icon


Comments on a post are displayed for everyone in the class. Inappropriate use of the commenting feature...