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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

Viewing all student grades

As assignments are taken in and graded, often, you will want to see an overview of your students' achievement. Traditionally called a gradebook or marksheet, Google Classroom has a tab titled Grades where you can view the class gradebook, as follows:

Figure 6.72 – The Grades page in Google Classroom

In this gradebook, each assignment has a kebab menu that contains options to edit, delete, or return all submissions. For each student, you can modify any assignment grade; view any assignment, which will open the Grading Tool; or return an assignment submission:

Figure 6.73 – Kebab menu for individual student assignment submissions

Google is working on integrating Google Classroom with a wide range of Student Information Systems (SIS) so that grades can be easily imported into other tools. If your school district is using a compatible SIS, head on over to Chapter 9, Customizing to Your Subject...