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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

Providing feedback with private messages and comments

Usually, teachers are encouraged to provide meaningful feedback in addition to a grade so that students can receive guidance to improve their work. You can provide written feedback through private messages within the Grading Tool and comments within the submitted Google Docs.

Private messages are feedback for the entire assignment. They are similar to writing a couple of sentences at the end of an essay or lab report. In the Grading Tool, there is a field to add a private message. Once the message has been written, clicking the send icon will publish the message. Here, the student will receive an email notification and can respond to the private message:

Figure 6.7 – Private comments section in the Grading Tool

Don't Delay! Publish Private Comments Right Away!

Private messages are not saved. Therefore, remember to publish them immediately. If you close the Grading Tool page or navigate...