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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


This chapter provided you with a foundational knowledge of posting to a class Stream. While we only discussed the Announcement post, many of the features that can be found in the Announcement post, such as attaching files, links, and YouTube videos, are available for all the other post types. As you continue to use Google Classroom, the Stream will become a central location for you and your students to view most announcements, assignments, and discussions, which saves time in terms of organization and assessment.

You are now able to create an Announcement post in Google Classroom, attach resources to the post, and reuse posts in other classes. In addition, you can comment on posts and manage student comments by deleting individual comments, muting students, or disabling the comment feature entirely.

For situations where you wish to disable comments, or you prefer other means of interacting with your students, you can use the additional features of the Question post type...