Thursday, June 1, 2017

Google Classroom app

Google Classroom

A recommended app for students and teachers is Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a feature that is associated with the web browser Google. It is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for students and teachers to connect inside and outside of schools. Teachers can easily see who has and hasn't finished an assignment and grade and give feedback right within the app. Classroom saves time, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. Google Classroom was created through Google, mainly for schools to distribute, grade and create assignments for students in a paperless way. Classroom was released August 12, 2014 and came out with the mobile app June 29, 2015.
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Classroom has a very easy setup. Teachers can set up a class and invite students and co-teachers. In the class stream they can give announcements, assignments, information, and ask or answer questions with all the people in the class. This helps student know and keep track of when assignments are due on the Assignments page and begin working right within the app. Classroom has many tools such as, having the ability to make a Google Document for each student. Also, the teacher can make Drive folders for each assignment to keep students organized. Google Classroom can be used on the computer and on your mobile device. Students and teachers will get a notification when there is content added to the class. A mobile device makes it easy for students and teachers to communicate in seconds on the go. This app version of Google Classroom is useful for last minute revisions or if a computer is unavailable.

Google Classroom has a four and a half star rating from users all around the world, there are lots of good rating and reviews. A review written by  LilTong465 on Thursday May 4th stated, “Google Classroom is highly recommended for use in classrooms. It allows teachers to send out assignments to students, attaching links and an assignment copy to each child. Google Classroom can also be used for announcements and questions. Teachers can put due dates and grade things in Classroom. There's a calendar for students to make sure they turn things on time. But best of all, it is easily accessible and very efficient. It's an excellent app as well.” Another review that was written on Friday May 5th from app user Moving bird says, “This is perfect to take along in your pocket and get a little grading in, during those evening games, field trips, doctor appointments and all the times you are waiting but don't want to drag papers along. Paperless and perfectly convenient.”

I highly recommend this app to teachers. It is easy and useful on the go! I have gotten to use this app in more than one classroom at a time, it makes school and classes much easier to stay organized and not have to keep track of lots of papers and assignments. It also helps you save money on folders and notebooks to keep classwork organized, and will save teachers lots of time grading and correcting papers thanks to online spell check and many useful online tools.

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