All about Google classroom

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Summary

The increasing demand for E-learning, Google also stepped into the E-Learning world. An E-Learning is the learning system based on formal teaching but with the help of electronic resources. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet make the major component of E-learning.

Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for all teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom to invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. Students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments, works, doubt and teachers can track the student’s progress.

Features:

Google Classroom tied with Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and Gmail to help educational institutions go to a paperless system. Later Google calendar was added to help with dates.

Under the Classroom app, students and teachers have access to features that are not generally found in personal Google accounts. For example, in Forms, teachers can add images to questions or as multiple choice answers. Gmail has option to group classroom messages in Inbox, making it easy for teachers and students to find important updates and highlights.

Also, the Classroom tool lets teachers organise the class by adding topics to posts, both the teachers and students can filter the stream for specific topics.

Google Classroom encourages the parent to participate. Teachers can invite parents to the Google Classroom to share summaries of homework.

As a parent, you can receive email summaries showing your student’s progress in the classroom. You can choose the frequency of the emails, such as daily or weekly emails. You can unsubscribe or remove yourself from the Classroom at any time.

A summary of Google Classroom features includes:

  • Connects instructors with students.
  • 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 assignment, documents and class materials in one place.

Google has introduced a mobile app for both the android and ios. One can take pictures for tasks and relevant item and upload it.

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How to begin with Google Classroom

  • Setup Google classroom Teacher Account

Login with your mail id and password to create a account.

  • Create your class

Add all the details of the class from the “+” sign at the top right.

  • Invite the students to the class

Type the mail id then invite any students you like.

  • Create assignments

Go to the “Updates” tab and click on the “+” button at the to. Number your assignments so your students will easily understand the serial of updates.

  • Add lesson materials

You can add some helpful and useful lesson material. You can start from your Google Drive account or you can add a YouTube video, file from desktop.

  • Access the drive folder

When you create a new class, Google creates a Drive folder. To access these folders, you just need to go to all your class tiles; on each tile you will find a folder icon.

Conclusion:

There are many terms available to describe learning that is delivered online, via the internet, computerized electronic learning, and many more.Not only in school, but E-learning has also proved to be the best in the corporate sectors too. Especially when training programs are conducted by MNCs and corporate companies for professionals across the globe. Employees are able to acquire important skills while sitting in a board room, or by having seminars, which are conducted for employees of the same or the different organizations under one roof.

Published by avnid

I am a former business development executive. Currently I left my job and trying to peruse my career in blogging. You can except Technical Article, Cloud Technology Update, Any Breaking and Trending News.

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