Ever since Google Classroom was launched back in May 2014, educators have been evaluating its potential use as a learning management system that could strengthen communication between students and teachers, allowing teachers to assign homework digitally and monitor students’ progress. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been able to compete very well in the mobile space, until now.
Earlier this week, Google released Android and iOS apps for Google Classroom, which pack in all the same features as the desktop version of the service. Best of all, Classroom is available to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account, so you can try this out even if your institution hasn’t formally adopted Google Classroom yet.
Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.
Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.
Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.
With the mobile app for Android, students and teachers can view their classes and communicate with their classmates in real time. Students can open their assignments and work on them right from their phone or tablet. Teachers can keep track of who has turned in work and review the assignment – at school or on the go.
Check it out in the Play Store below.
Download: Google Play