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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 short-answer questions

The short-answer question type is the default question type. Depending on how the question options are set, the short-answer question type can perform two different tasks: student collaboration or teacher assessment. The Students can reply to each other question option allows the teacher to determine whether students can see and reply to the responses of other classmates. By disabling this option, only the teacher (and co-teachers) will be able to see the responses and assess each student's response individually. However, by leaving this option enabled, students can reply to each other's responses, encouraging student collaboration through online discussion.

The second option for short answers is Students can edit answer. By enabling this option, students will be able to edit their responses after submission. By leaving this option disabled, a warning prompt, shown as follows, will appear before confirming the student's submission: