Classroom is a new tool that has been designed to go hand-in-hand with Google Apps for Education Teachers can save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.
Sixteen Edgewood High School Teachers* have quickly discovered that Google Classroom enables them to create a "class" at the touch of a button. They can upload syllabus materials, whether text, audio or video, and send out assignments on the class news feed.
Teachers see instantly who has turned in their homework. They can start a class discussion and provide feedback and grades; students can see what's due and what's late. The whole package integrates with the rest of Google's apps, like Google Docs.
That is not the only exciting news coming from the High School. We have several other teachers who are using other Learning Management Systems. Kris Korty, Casey Wells, and Eric Pletz are using Course Sites; Zach Ewen is using Haiku, and Chris Holland has designed a Google Site that includes several new generation tools.
What's next? ALEKS and STARS
THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!