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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

Assigning a grade using the Grading Tool

The Google Classroom web page for assignment submissions is the same page you use for Question post submissions, which you learned about in Chapter 4, Starting an Online Discussion with Questions. Check out that chapter for in-depth steps regarding changing how many points an assignment is worth and other tips. Assignments have an additional page where grades can be assigned – the Grading Tool. To assign and return an assignment using the Grading Tool, follow these steps:

  1. In the Classwork section, click on the Assignment post title, and then click on View assignment:

    Figure 6.1 – Opening the Assignment post in Classwork

  2. In the main section of the assignment's Student Work page, click on the thumbnail of the student's assignment to view the document in the Grading Tool:

    Figure 6.2 – Student assignment submission thumbnail


    Compatible documents such as Google Docs or media files will open in the Grading...