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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

File ownership for assignments

Just like with physical assignments, ownership of the student's assignment transfers to the teacher when students turn in assignments. Therefore, if you view a student's file in Google Drive, turned in assignments will display me for the owner instead of the student's name:

Figure 5.47 – Owner column in the Google Drive folder

While seemingly inconsequential, students have limited privileges with turned-in files. For example, they will not see any changes or comments to the assignment until it is returned to them.

If students unsubmit their assignment after you have graded it but before you have returned it, the student will be able to see your changes or comments but will not see the grade. Grades are only visible to the student when the assignment is returned.

Another limitation for students is that they are only able to view the turned-in files and cannot make any changes unless they unsubmit the...