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Collaboration via Google Classroom

  • December 15, 2015|
  • 2 years ago

by Zach Miners

CIO

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Google Classroom gains collaboration, class management features

Launched last year, Google Classroom has served largely as a site for teachers to create and collect assignments for their students. The free service is available to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account; it integrates with apps like Google Docs and Google Drive.

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Should You Be Using Google to Power Your Classrooms?

Google has amped up its Google Classroom software to make it more collaborative for both teachers and students, and has also added some additional tools to help teachers manage and organize their information. The tool is available on mobile devices as well as desktops and laptops, offering flexibility and easy access. But, should your school system adopt this tool?

Google is getting into education–and other industries–through well-designed apps that drive use and engagement, but educational institutions need to consider how these options fit into their overall IT infrastructure and what tradeoffs may exist between cost, functionality and compatibility with other systems.

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