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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

Sharing files in assignments

If you attach a file from your computer or Google Drive, you will notice an additional option beside the file that is not present in other post types. This new option, displayed in the following screenshot, allows you to choose how students receive this file:

Figure 5.7 – Assignment-specific Google Docs share settings

Each sharing option allows a different level of student interaction:

  • Students can view file does not let students interact with this file. They are only able to read, download, or print the file.
  • Students can edit file allows all students to edit the same file. Therefore, you and your students will see each other's changes in real time.
  • Make a copy for each student will create a copy of the file in your Google Drive for each student. Students will not see what other students write in the document.


    You can further prevent students from downloading or printing the file. However, those are...