google classroom app

Google announced preview of its new app - Classroom, a free tool in the Google Apps for Education suite. It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.

The news Classroom app is an add-on to existing Google Apps for Education suite.

Teachers, professors and educators can apply for a preview of Classroom, Google will then be inviting a limited number of educators to try Classroom in about a month, based on the requests it will receive. By September, Classroom will be available to any school using Google Apps for Education.

Google envisaged this new app by working closely with many educators to understand the systems they use to simplify their workloads and currently with more than a dozen pilot schools and universities to try this news app and provide feedback to Google.

With Classroom, educators will be able to:

  • Create and collect assignments: Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. They can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback to individual students.

  • Improve class communications: Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time-improving communication inside and outside of class.

  • Stay organized: Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page.

In short, Classroom app will be useful tools for such educators who used to spend a lot of time doing things other than teaching such as grade quizzes, collecting and returning of paper assignments. The app is based on the principle that educational tools should be simple and easy to use, and is designed to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn.

Google also confirms that Classroom app, like rest of other Google Apps for education services will be completely Ads-free and it will never uses users' content or student data for advertising purposes, and is free for schools.

Via - Google Official Blog

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