Thursday, August 21, 2014

Google Classroom

As the new school begins you may be looking for ways to use Google Drive with your students. Recently Google created a new tool called Google Classroom and made it available to all GAFE accounts. This tool allows teachers to use Google Drive to distribute, collect, and grade assignments using Google tools. If you have ever used Drive before with students, you know that it can be a bit tricky to set up efficiently, especially for non-tech-savvy teachers. Google Classroom makes this much easier and I think it will be very appealing to many teachers. Thankfully Google has made available a lot of tools to help with the setup and use of Google classroom. Below is a link to the help section.

Google Classroom Help

Google has also included a short video that explains the basics of classroom.

In addition many teachers have created walkthroughs. Roger Nixon created the video below that shows the teacher and student view side-by-side.

Finally, Google made the image below that walks you through 10 best practices when using Drive.