What is Google Classroom?

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Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments and teachers can track the student’s progress. Schools must register for a free Google Apps for Education account to use Classroom

Classroom Features

Under the Classroom app, students and teachers have access to features that are not found in personal Google accounts. For example, in Forms, teachers can add images to questions or as multiple choice answers. Inbox by Gmail has Classroom messages grouped in Inbox, making it easy for teachers and students to find important updates and highlights. Also, the Classroom tool lets teachers organize the class stream by adding topics to posts, and teachers and students can filter the stream for specific topics.

Google Classroom also encourages parent participation. Teachers can invite parents to the Google Classroom to share summaries of student work and to receive automated email summaries of student work and class announcements.

A summary of Google Classroom features includes the following:

  • Connects instructors with students.
  • Makes it easy to create a class and invite learners.
  • Helps instructors to distribute assignments.
  • Facilitates communications between instructors and students.
  • Allows teachers to create, review and mark assignments.
  • Allows students to see assignments on an assignments, documents and class materials in one place.

Classroom is Part of Google for Education

The core products that make up the Google for Education suite include Classroom, Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Vault, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites and Hangouts. Unlike personal Google Accounts, the Classroom app is available only to educators, email is available at a school’s domain, the apps are free of advertising and support is provided free of charge.

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