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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 4: Starting an Online Discussion with Questions

In 2018, Google Classroom went through a major layout change. The Classwork section was added to provide teachers and students with a separate page to view all materials, questions, and assignments. Each type of post has a different set of features that allow teachers to communicate with students in different ways. While the previous chapter discussed announcements and how students can comment on announcements, you may have situations where you want to record who responded to a post and even grade that response. An example of this situation is when you want to have a dialogue like a classroom discussion but through Google Classroom.

There are several advantages to having discussions through Google Classroom. In a generation of Instagram and Snapchat, many students will feel comfortable communicating through an online tool. Furthermore, students do not have to be in the same location to participate. During my time teaching,...