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Teaching with Google Classroom

Book Description

Put Google Classroom to work while teaching your students and make your life easier

About This Book
  • This is the first book to guide educators step by step through teaching with Google Classroom
  • It’s focused on you, your students, and providing great learning experiences easily
  • It’s easy to follow, with everything you need to get started and keep going even if you’re not a technology fan
Who This Book Is For

This is a book for educators who want to use Google Classroom to teach better. It’s not for geeks. There are rich examples, clear instructions, and enlightening explanations to help you put this platform to work.

What You Will Learn
  • Create a Google Classroom and add customized information for each individual class
  • Add students to a Google Classroom
  • Send announcements and questions to students
  • Create, distribute, collect, and grade assignments through Google Classroom
  • Add events to and share a Google Classroom’s calendar with parents to track a student's progress
  • Reuse posts, archive classrooms, and perform other administrative tasks in Google Classroom
  • Use Google Docs Add-ons, and Google Chrome Webstore Apps and Extensions to enhance assignments
  • Set up Google Classroom’s mobile app
In Detail

Google Classroom helps teachers bring their work online. According to Google Trends, it’s already bigger than Moodle after barely a year in the wild. This book is a complete start-to-finish guide for teachers using Google Classroom for the first time. It explains what Google Classroom is, what it can do, how to set it up, and how to use it to enhance student learning while making your life as a teacher easier. It shows you how to place resources and activities online, gather assignments, and develop group and individual activities. It’s not just a manual, you’ll also discover inspiring, easy ways to put Google Classroom to work for you and your class.

Style and approach

This is a step-by-step guide to using Google Classroom, the rapidly emerging platform for education, effectively.

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Table of Contents

  1. Teaching with Google Classroom
    1. Teaching with Google Classroom
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. eBooks, discount offers, and more
        1. Why subscribe?
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the color images of this book
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    7. 1. Getting to Know Google Classroom
      1. Creating your first Google class
      2. Navigating around Google Classroom
        1. Personalizing the class theme
          1. Changing the class theme
          2. Uploading a banner image
        2. Adding information about your classroom
          1. Adding files to your classroom
            1. Storing files in Google Classroom
      3. Inviting additional teachers
      4. Accessing classes from Google Classroom's homepage
      5. Summary
    8. 2. Inviting Students to Their Virtual Classroom
      1. Setting up Google Classroom on student devices
        1. Computers and Chromebooks
          1. Installing Google Chrome in Microsoft Windows
          2. Installing Google Chrome on Apple OS X
            1. Installing Chrome without administrator permission
            2. Adding a Google Chrome shortcut to the Dock
          3. Setting up Google Chrome
        2. Tablets and phones
          1. Guiding students using the classroom projector
      2. Allowing students to join using the class code
        1. Joining a classroom with the class code
        2. Making changes to the class code
      3. Managing students in your classroom
        1. Manually inviting students to your classroom
        2. Removing students from your classroom
        3. Emailing students in your classroom
      4. Summary
    9. 3. Sending Your First Announcement
      1. Creating an announcement
        1. Scheduling a time to publish an announcement
        2. Advanced features in announcements
          1. Attaching a file from your computer
          2. Attaching a file from Google Drive
          3. Including a YouTube video
        3. Making changes to an announcement in the Stream
        4. Reusing a previously created announcement
      2. How students receive announcements
        1. Disabling e-mail notifications
      3. Commenting on announcements
        1. Replying to comments
        2. Managing comments
          1. Editing and deleting comments
          2. Muting students
            1. Viewing all muted students at a glance
          3. Disabling comments in the Stream
      4. Summary
    10. 4. Starting an Online Discussion with Questions
      1. Online or offline discussions
      2. Creating a question
        1. Additional features in the Question post not found in the Announcement post
      3. Creating short answer questions
        1. When to allow student edits
        2. The student view
      4. Replying to student responses
        1. Collapsing replies
      5. Creating multiple choice questions
        1. When immediate feedback is bad
      6. Grading a question
        1. Leaving a question ungraded
        2. Viewing the returned grade
      7. Summary
    11. 5. Handing out and Taking in Assignments
      1. Creating an Assignment post
      2. Sharing files in assignments
      3. Viewing student files
        1. Viewing student files in Google Classroom
          1. Viewing student files on the Google Classroom mobile app
        2. Viewing student files in Google Drive
          1. Viewing files in a details list
      4. Turning in assignments
        1. Adding additional files to assignments
          1. Using mobile devices with assignments
        2. Unsubmitting and resubmitting assignments
        3. Turning in assignments late
      5. File ownership for assignments
      6. Summary
    12. 6. Grading Written Assignments in a Flash
      1. Assigning a grade
      2. Providing feedback with private messages and comments
        1. Adding comments to student files
        2. Suggesting changes to a student file
        3. Monitoring student progress with revision history
      3. Using a rubric to grade assignments
        1. Installing Doctopus and Goobric
        2. Creating a rubric
        3. Ingesting and grading assignments with Goobric
          1. Re-enabling the microphone
          2. Goobric grading features
          3. Customizing the layout of Goobric
      4. Summary
    13. 7. Google Forms for Multiple Choice and Fill-in-the-blank Assignments
      1. Creating a Google Form
        1. Adding questions to a Google Form
          1. Identifying your students
        2. Changing the theme of a Google Form
        3. Assigning the Google Form in Google Classroom
      2. Installing Flubaroo
      3. Assessing using Flubaroo
        1. Manual grading
        2. Automatic grading
        3. Tips and tricks when creating Google Form assignments
      4. Summary
    14. 8. Keeping Parents in the Loop
      1. Inviting parents to receive guardian e-mails
        1. Sending e-mails to guardian e-mails manually
      2. Sharing Google Calendar with a URL
        1. Using Goo.gl to shorten the calendar URL
      3. Creating a website for Google Calendar
        1. Adding a Google Calendar to a Google Site
        2. Sharing the Google Site
      4. Creating additional events in Google Calendar
      5. Summary
    15. 9. Customizing to Your Subject
      1. Citing references in Google Docs
        1. Using the research feature
        2. Creating citations with EasyBib
        3. Add-ons in Google Sheets and Slides
      2. Adding letters with accents in Google Docs
      3. Creating chemical models
      4. Inserting math equations in Google Docs
      5. Plotting graphs in Google Docs
      6. Deleting apps, extensions, and add-ons
      7. Exploring the Web Store by category
      8. Summary