Google has this week unveiled on Teacher Appreciation Day a new online service called Google Classroom which they have created to help teachers organise their timetables and assignments.
Google will soon be launching a preview of the new online service via Google Apps for Education enabling teachers to easily organise their daily assignments and timetables using a range of well known Google apps.
The new Google Classroom service integrates a range of Google services including Gmail, Drive and Google Docs to help teachers collate all their information at hand and make it easily accessible. Google explains a little more:
“Today, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re announcing a preview of Classroom, a new, free tool in theGoogle Apps for Education suite. It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. Classroom 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.”
Features of Google Classroom include the ability to create and collect assignments, improve class communications and stay organised.
– 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.
– Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time—improving communication inside and outside of class.
– Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page.