Sunday, July 8, 2018
Changes in Google Classroom
Google Classroom is changing how it works beginning in August (you can sign-up for the early release if you would like).
General release of the new features happen in August and include:
~ Classwork and people page
"The new Classwork page lets educators better organize assignments and questions and improves planning. Teachers can group work into units or modules, and reorder work to match their class sequence. This helps simplify the class stream so it can be used as a conversational hub between educators and students. Teachers will be able to sign up for early access to the new features."
~ People Page: Contains information about class members, students, teachers, guardians, etc.
~ Settings Page: Control the settings of your page
~ Stream Updates: A "conversational hub where educators can notify their students about upcoming deadlines, post announcements and more."
~ Quiz integration: "We’re making it easier to create formative assessments directly from Classroom. Teachers will be able to create a Google Forms Quiz from Classroom, and even lock the quiz for more secure and distraction-free testing on Chromebooks."