Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments and teachers can track the student's progress. Schools must register for a free Google Apps for Education account to use Classroom.
Under the Classroom app, students and teachers have access to features that are not found in personal Google accounts. For example, in Forms, teachers can add images to questions or as multiple choice answers. Inbox by Gmail has Classroom messages grouped in Inbox, making it easy for teachers and students to find important updates and highlights. Also, the Classroom tool lets teachers organize the class stream by adding topics to posts, and teachers and students can filter the stream for specific topics.
Google Classroom also encourages parent participation. Teachers can invite parents to the Google Classroom to share summaries of student work and to receive automated email summaries of student work and class announcements.
A summary of Google Classroom features includes the following:
- Connects instructors with students.
- Makes it easy to create a class and invite learners.
- Helps instructors to distribute assignments.
- Facilitates communications between instructors and students.
- Allows teachers to create, review and mark assignments.
- Allows students to see assignments on an assignments, documents and class materials in one place.
Classroom is Part of Google for Education
The core products that make up the Google for Education suite include Classroom, Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Vault, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites and Hangouts. Unlike personal Google Accounts, the Classroom app is available only to educators, email is available at a school's domain, the apps are free of advertising and support is provided free of charge.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
Like everything in technology, AI touches on so many other trends, like self-driving cars and automation, and Big Data and the Internet of Things... Read More »DevOp's Role in Application Security
As organizations rush to release new applications, security appears to be getting short shrift. DevSecOps is a new approach that holds promise. Read More »Slideshow: Easy Editorial SEO Tips to Boost Traffic
This slideshow reviews five easy on-page editorial SEO tips to help drive organic search engine traffic, including the page title, heading,... Read More »
Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »Java Basics, Part 2
This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »The 7 Layers of the OSI Model
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »