(CTN News) – In the past, Google Classroom was used only by a few educators, but now it has been embraced by all stakeholders with open arms and has demonstrated to them what they were missing an online platform that can break down the invisible barriers of a classroom paradigm and bring students closer to each other.
What is a Google Classroom?
Using Google Classroom, teachers can manage classes online, create curriculums, and share assignments with students in a paperless manner. By leveraging Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, the platform simplifies teacher-student collaboration.
Who can use Google Classroom?
Anyone with a Google account can use the Classroom. Organizations using G Suite for Education, non-profits, training companies, schools, independent educators, homeschoolers, administrators, and families can use
A school account allows teachers and students to access the Classroom.
What are the main features of the Classroom?
Assignments: Assignments can be created using YouTube videos, Google Form surveys, or PDFs from the drive.
Assignments can be assigned to all students or to individual students. Teachers can either assign the assignment immediately or schedule it for a specific date.
Customizable Grading System: It is possible for teachers to choose a grading system and create grade categories. Teachers can choose from any of the following systems if they want students to have access to the overall grades:
- Total Points Grading: Divide the total points students earn by the maximum points they can earn.
- Weighted by Category Grading: A weight is assigned to each grade category. Once the average scores of each grade category are calculated, they are multiplied by the grade weight to give you the overall grade.
- No Overall Grade: When teachers do not grade their students.
What devices does Google Classroom support?
Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari all support the Classroom. Android and Apple iOS mobile devices can also be used with the Google Classroom app.
Should I get Google Classroom?
The Classroom should definitely be considered if you are responsible for teaching at any level and are considering online teaching tools.
Even though this isn’t a replacement for a learning management system, it’s a great tool for teaching basics online.
The classroom is easy to use, simple to learn and works on many devices.
As a result, there are no maintenance costs, since this system does not require IT management. Additionally, it keeps you updated on Google’s advancements and changes.