Answer the Question or Ask a Question
Using the “Create question” option in Google Classroom is a great way to hear from all students. It can be a little tricky for students at first since it seems there are 2 places to answer the question. One is the answer line that says “Type your answer.” The other is the option to “Add private comment.”
Type Your Answer
Type your answer is the first line and is the answer line. This is what is submitted for teachers to be able to view student responses.
Add Private Comment
A Private Comment goes only to the teacher, so it seems like an acceptable way to respond to the question, but this would not sort with the other students’ responses. The Private Comment would be a place for a student to ask a clarifying question.