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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 tablet to provide written feedback

There is something to be said about the ability to mark up a student assignment with circles, arrows, and scribbles. Using a pen-enabled tablet, such as the Apple iPad with an Apple Pencil or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet with an S-Pen, yields a more enjoyable experience in comparison to using a tablet with a third-party silicon tip stylus.

At the time of writing, this feature is not available for Windows computers. The following steps include screenshots that have been taken from a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The steps will be similar on an Apple iPad:

  1. Open the Google Classroom app:

    Figure 6.62 – The Classroom app on Android

  2. Tap on the class:

    Figure 6.63 – Classes in the Classroom app

  3. Tap on the Classwork section at the bottom of the app:

    Figure 6.64 – Class sections at the bottom of the Classroom app

  4. Tap on the Assignment post:

    Figure 6.65 – The Assignment post in the Classroom app

  5. Tap on a student...