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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

Using a rubric to grade assignments

When you're grading long documents such as essays and lab reports, you may use a rubric to provide feedback to your students. In Google Classroom, rubrics can be created for individual assignments. This section will provide an overview of how to create and assess assignments using a rubric.


Oftentimes, I still include a rubric in the Google Doc instructions of the assignment, because students have provided feedback where it is easier to view the rubric within a Google Doc than through the Assignment post in Google Classroom.

Creating a rubric in the Grading Tool

You can create a rubric while creating an Assignment post or you can add it to an Assignment post after publishing it. Oftentimes, I find myself adding it to the assignment afterward because the rubric is already within the assignment instruction's Google Doc. To create a rubric for an assignment, perform the following steps:

  1. Whether you are creating a rubric...