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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 6: Grading Written Assignments in a Flash

Now that you have your student files, it's time to grade them. Marking assignments is one of the necessary evils for teachers. There is never time during the day to mark all the assignments students turn in. Therefore, we teachers also have constant homework, where we are marking assignments at home. Thankfully, Google Classroom and other Google Apps help reduce the time it takes to grade and return assignments. Not to mention, this reduces your environmental impact by reducing the paper use within your classroom.

This chapter will focus on grading written assignments, whereas the next chapter will focus on creating and grading multiple choice, numeric response, and fill-in-the-blank type questions.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Assign a grade to an Assignment post
  • Publish a private comment in an Assignment post
  • Create comments and give suggestions in a Google Doc
  • Save...