Google announces a free educational tool called “Classroom” for teachers and student. Google believes that the new classroom app will reduce the workload of teachers by helping them to create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.
Using the new classroom app, teachers can perform the following features,
- 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.
The Product Manager, Classroom, Zach Yeskel says
We know that protecting your students’ privacy is critical. Like the rest of our Apps for Education services, Classroom contains no ads, never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes, and is free for schools.
If you’re willing to try the new classroom app, you can apply for a preview from today. Invites available only to limited users, if you miss the chance to preview classroom app now, don’t worry the app will be available by the month of September to any school using Google Apps for Education.
If you’re a developer or partner, sign up to learn more about integrating with Classroom.
Well, it is a better move by Google towards education and it would give some relief to teachers by reducing some workload on their regular teaching activities.
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SOURCE: Google’s Blog