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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

Turning in assignments

If students are new to using Google Classroom, they may also need guidance for turning in their assignments through Google Classroom. During my time teaching, I learned that if I did not explicitly show students how to turn in assignments, I would receive them incomplete or through email. To save extra work in collecting assignments, take a few moments at the beginning of the first few assignments to show students how to properly turn in assignments. After assigning the assignment, have a student log into a computer connected to a projector so that you can show the students the steps to correctly submit the assignment.

For assignments with Google Docs, sharing files with the Make a copy for each student setting is the simplest method for students to turn in an assignment. With the Bean Sprout Lab example, the assignment contains one Google Doc that the student needs to edit. Since it was shared with the Make a copy for each student setting, when the student...