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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

To get the most out of this book

To effectively utilize this book, you will need a Google account and should understand basic navigation through a web browser. While a standard account can use many of the features found within this book, to have access to all the features, a Google Workspace for Education account is needed. Furthermore, there are many tiers for this type of account. Therefore, knowing which tier your school division subscribes to will help you determine which features are available to you.

While not required, familiarity with other Google apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Docs would be helpful. These apps, along with Google Classroom, are only accessible in a web browser. A reliable connection to the internet is required to explore any of the apps.

Whether you are using a digital or paper version of the book, we encourage you to follow along in Google Classroom. Creating a Class to test some of the features will avoid potential errors when facilitating similar activities with students.

Because Google Classroom has a teacher interface and a student interface, being part of a professional learning community or exploring this book with a colleague can help you when experimenting with features. A colleague can enroll in a practice class as a student so that you and your colleague can see both interfaces.