Monday, June 23, 2014

Google Classroom

A few months ago my sister sent me a link to a Google Classroom interest form.  I've used Edmodo the last couple of years as the learning platform of choice.  In fact, it has helped move me towards a paperless classroom.  Last week, I received an exclusive invitation to begin my summer Google Classroom preview.  At a glance, it looks similar to Edmodo in the sense that it allows you to post announcements, assignments and links.

Where I'm hopeful that Google Classroom will differentiate itself is through the ability to electronically submit assignments using an iPad.  As stated in a previous blog post, my school is a 1:1 iPad school and one of my biggest frustrations with the product is the lack of a file management system, which means that students cannot use the "submit assignment" feature on Edmodo.  Students can submit  their Google Drive produced assignments straight from the platform, but they clutter my inbox and I often find myself having to search through dozens of e-mails in order to find a particular student's assignment.  Google Classroom will allow students to submit their assignments straight from Google Drive and automatically organize them in a folder.  I am excited to try out this new product and hopefully implement it in August.  Check out the video below for more information.  You can also learn more about Google Classroom here.

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