What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a tool that can be used by teachers to set and manage work for their students remotely. Through using Google Classroom, teachers can organise their learners into classes, set their work, mark completed work and provide feedback. Google Classroom has been developed with the input of educators to ensure that it is an easy-to-use tool to encourage productivity and reduce workload. Google Classroom also integrates with other apps to allow you to continue to plan creative, stimulating lessons for independent learning.
What devices do I need to use Google Classroom?
The great thing about Google Classroom is that both teachers and students can access Google Classroom from any device, whether a PC, laptop, tablet or mobile.
What are the benefits of using Google Classroom?
- Google Classroom actively promotes collaboration between students and teaching staff
- Enables both teachers and students to work remotely
- Students can collaborate to complete group work wherever they are
- Increased efficiency, all documents are collated in one place
- Teachers can provide personalised feedback quickly
- Easily differentiated learning, different tasks can be set for different learners
- Enables differentiation by time to complete the task as learners who are finding a piece of work difficult can work at a pace to suit them.
- Reduced paper wastage. Instead of handing out homework, files can be uploaded to Google Classroom, allowing you to collect and mark assignments electronically
- Budget-friendly (see below) thanks to the cost and no need for specific devices
- Numerous apps can be used with Google Classroom to design exciting lessons
- You can become part of a collaborative community sharing resources and ideas
- Can be used in combination with Chromebooks and Google Workspace in the classroom
What is the cost of Google Classroom?
One of the reasons key reasons to look at Google Classroom as an option for your school is that is it free. Link ICT are also able to offer competitive setup and support quotes to help your school get ready for learning using Google Classroom.
As we have outlined above, Google Classroom is a great solution for schools looking to implement learning remotely. If you would like to talk to a member of the team about how we can help your school to get set up with Google Classroom, please get in touch today.