By Google, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade 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 iOS, 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 iPhone or iPad. Teachers can keep track of who has turned in work and grade the assignment - at school or on the go. Students and teachers receive notifications when they have new content in Classroom, so they are always up to date.
There are many benefits of using Classroom:
Easy to set up
Teachers can add students directly or share a code with their class to join. It takes just minutes to set up.
The simple, paperless assignment workflow allows teachers to create, review, and grade assignments quickly, all in one place.
Students can see all of their assignments on an assignments page, and all class materials (e.g., documents, photos, and videos) are automatically filed into folders in Google Drive.
Classroom allows teachers to send announcements and start class discussions instantly. Students can share resources with each other or provide answers to questions on the stream.
Affordable and secure
Like the rest of G Suite for Education services, Classroom contains no ads, never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes, and is free.
Camera: Needed to allow the user to take photos or videos and post them to Classroom.
Microphone: Needed to enable audio capture for recording videos to be posted to Classroom.
Photos: Needed to allow the user to attach photos or videos to Classroom. Photos or videos posted to Classroom will be stored on Google servers in order to show them in Classroom.
What's New in Version 2.2017.45200
* Added the ability to make a copy of materials that have view-only access so that they can be attached to assignments and submissions
* Updated the design of our back arrow
* Increased the resolution of user images in the app
* Other bug fixes and performance improvements
Google Classroom not parent friendly
Let me start by saying that I am an IT professional with over 29 years experience. I have worked with MS applications in a desktop role, system administrator and most recently as a System Engineer specializing in virtualization. So, I have had ample opportunities to evaluate systems and application for lay and professional people.
My assessment of Google Classroom is that it is a mediocre tool for students and parents. It requires too much movement between multiple screens and displays key information in a very awkward manner. Reports and alerts are very clumsy and I liken it to sifting through trash. I would not recommend it. This app necessarily requires a good tutorial in order for the lay individual to understand it. IT pro's know that delivery of any app for the public MUST be geared toward simplicity first and foremost. This app does not. I would not recommend it.
No one asked for this
It's great and all, it allows homework to be given online, but how hard is it to have a notification bubble on the app icon when there's a new assignment? The only time I find out about the assignment is when it's already late. Gee thanks google, so glad you made everything 10x harder. Also the document editing is horrendous. Once you save something it's there forever so you have to make sure everything is PERFECT before saving. Also it's impossible to move the screen with messing it up in some way or another. Not really that helpful when assignments only show up once you refresh the list.
I enjoy this app so much!! It allows me to see announcements my teacher posts and turn in assignments with ease! Through class comments and private comments with the class and teacher I am able to fully understand the subject and assignment I am required to do. I would definitely recommend this app to classes and teachers for an amazing way to communicate with your class!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 14, 2017
- Version: 2.2017.45200
- Size: 141 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.