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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 a question

With the different types of posts, many of the features, such as attaching a file, use the same steps as the announcement and material posts. However, posts such as questions and assignments have additional features. If you are reading this book out of chapter order, refer to the previous chapter, Chapter 3, Sending Your First Announcement, for the features that are also found in announcements.

You create questions in the Classwork section by selecting the Question option under the Create button, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.1 – The Question option in the Classwork section

Additional features in a question post not found in an announcement post

The following screenshot shows the dialog box that appears when creating a question post:

Figure 4.2 – Main sections of a question post

There are three fields where an announcement post only has one. Furthermore, question posts have question...