Google Classroom has been a powerful tool for student engagement in our supervisory union. Teachers using it have reported a more positive outlook towards learning and increased excitement on assignments.
While not as feature rich as other learning management systems (LMS) such as Edmodo or Schoology, the fact that Google Classroom already being updated with new features bodes well for the future.
You can read all about it here, but the more useful updates include:
- Mark Assignments as "Done" - Many teachers like to assign things that can't be turned in as a Google Doc, like watching a video or reading a chapter.
- Export All Grades - Teachers can now download all grades for all assignments.
- More Teacher Controls - Teachers will have the ability to control whether a class can comment on a stream, mute individual students from posting or commenting and look at streams that have been deleted.
- Egg & Cheese - Google Classroom will now make that egg sandwich you really like with that really good melted cheese you got from the organic section that time. I'm still waiting for mine and will post a full, detailed review of my dining experience along with a slow-mo video of every savory bite.