Google shipped 715,500 Chromebook laptop computers in the 3rd Quarter of 2014 compared to 702,000 iPads during the same time according to IDC, the market research firm. The Google Chromebook sells for as little at $199 and now accounts for more than ¼ of the market. So …
Is Google Classroom or Google Apps for Education right for you and your students?
What is Google Classroom?
Classroom is a tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their students. Classroom was designed with the input from teachers and therefore is intended to help teachers save time, keep classes organized and improve communication with students. Bottom line, it was designed to save you time and help you organize your class. Do you think it can do this for you? Share your thoughts with us below.
With Google Classroom and their suite of Apps for Education, you can create virtual classrooms and allow your students to use all the Google products to collaborate, complete assignments, turn them into you and allow you to review, comment, grade and return back to your students. Your students can save their work and completed projects in their Google Drive storage accounts.
Here is a great introduction video on Google Classroom and how easy it is to start a class and distribute materials to your students.
Then, when you are ready to dive deeper and learn “All Things Google” and get CE credits for it, come check out our Continuing Education class by Ed Warkentin. Do you want to learn a little more about his class? Ed posted this video on our Vimeo channel just for you!
So, are you using Google in your classroom? If you are, how are you using it? What do you find the most beneficial?
If not, why? Please share and let’s all learn together!