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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

Grading a question

Question posts allow teachers to track which students have responded to the question, as well as assigning grades to those responses. Use the following steps to assign a grade:

  1. In the Classwork section, expand the question post by clicking on its title, then click View question. The next page will show all the student responses:

    Figure 4.25 – The View question button of a question post

  2. If necessary, in the menu, click on the points drop-down menu to change how many points the question is worth:

    Figure 4.26 – Question post points drop-down menu

    Google Classroom will notify already-graded students when the total points of a question or assignment change and it does not give an option to adjust already-graded questions to the new point total. Therefore, you will have to go back and change all the previously graded questions to the equivalent value for the new total:

    Figure 4.27 – Updating the points value of question post


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