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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


In this chapter, you learned about the grading and assignment feedback features within Google Classroom. Then, you enhanced those features with the commenting and suggesting features found within Google Docs. Next, you learned about Google Doc's Version history, which you can use to view previous snapshots of a Google Doc.

The latter half of this chapter focused on grading with a rubric. Here, you learned how to create and grade assignments with a rubric. Additional methods of creating a rubric by reusing one or importing a Google Sheet were also explored.

Finally, we learned how to mark up a student submission using a pen-enabled tablet and the Google Classroom app, which creates PDFs of your annotations on the Google Doc. This is akin to traditional paper marking techniques.

Because this chapter explored many methods of providing feedback for written assignments, it is important that you take the time to evaluate which methods work best in your assessment workflow...