Google Introduces Classroom, an App to Improve Classroom Instruction and Communication

Google Apps for Education recently announced Google Classroom, an innovative new tool designed hand-in-hand with teachers. Google Classroom integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to help improve teacher-student communication and maximize the effective use of classroom time for instruction.

Using Classroom, teachers are able to quickly organize course materials, create paperless assignments, provide feedback to students, and communicate with students. Classroom helps students organize their work and assignments, complete and submit assignments, and communicate at any time with their teacher and peers.

To learn more about Classroom, visit the Google for Education website. At this time, Classroom is available for preview by invitation only. You can request an invite to Google Classroom here. Google expects to release it widely by September 2015, just in time for the new school year!  

Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Caroline Martin for helping to compile this post.

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