If you read my 1st post on Google Classroom not that long ago this will be a useful update. For those who didn’t please check it out. We have been using it for a few days in school now and initial views from students have been overwhelmingly positive. Apart from question – when will there be an app for it? There isn’t one for Apple but I haven’t checked other platforms yet.
I have been extremely impressed with Google and how quickly they are responding to things, this is brilliant and if it continues in 6 months Classroom may look and act completely different.
For example @kimberleyfcroft messaged me a day or so afterwards to say that one of the comments I made about grading had already changed in the few days since writing the post.
“You can change the marks to be out of whatever you like by re-typing over the top. Is a continuous feedback stream possible? It would also be useful to add a marking rubric/feedback for the whole class post-hand-in.”
Another changed that has happened literally in the last few days is that they have changed the terminology for when students submit work from ‘turn in’ to now ‘hand in’ which is what we requested in the last week. I wonder if this is different depending where you are setting Google Classroom up? Is the U.S is it still ‘turn in’ I would be interested to hear from any american teachers about this?
Some other interesting links:
If you haven’t already seen it this site has some great Google Classroom tutorials
Also this is an interesting online article about Classroom
What are your thoughts on this? Are you using it? How are you finding it?