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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 5: Handing Out and Taking In Assignments

In previous chapters, you have learned how to use Announcement posts in Stream, Material, and Question posts in Classwork. In this chapter, you will learn about the next post type found in Classwork: the Assignment post. This post allows you to assign documents stored in Google Drive, then have students edit files and then turn them in for grading.

This chapter will focus on assigning and taking in assignments because the grading process is similar to grading a Question post. However, there are some additional features available when grading assignments rather than questions, which the next chapter will explore. Furthermore, these question types heavily incorporate Google Docs and Google Drive, which are additional apps in Google's Workspace for Education.

In this chapter, we will explore the following topics:

  • Creating an Assignment post
  • Sharing files in assignments
  • Viewing student files
  • Turning in assignments...