Google Classroom is a brand new tool from Google, which is been listed under Google Apps for Education. To use Google Classroom, one has to create an account with Google Apps for Education. This means, you cannot use Google classroom with your existing Google accounts unless it is created for Google Apps for Education. It is a free pack of tools to increase productivity an it includes Gmail, Drive and Docs.
It is an app which is made to help teachers and students in managing school assignments easily. They can send out feedback to each other instantly, efficiently, and communication between the teachers, students and peers develop because of this app.
Classroom also helps students in creating and organizing their school assignments through Google Drive, they can complete and upload their latest files, teachers can do the corrections on their files and the students can make the changes as and when required.
Google Classroom is made to establish a direct communication among the teachers, students and peers. Apart from this, even the guardians can keep a record of what is been taught and what is the current status of their children with their studies.
The app is available only for students, teachers and institutions who have opened a school-provided Google Apps for Education account.
Benefits of Google Classroom:
1. I found the concept of Google Classroom to be extremely helpful, particularly in the current scenario of education in India. It saves time, keep the classes organized. It will automatically reduce the burden of carrying unnecessary books to the school. even if a student misses few classes, he can easily make up with the backlogs and be updated with the class.
2. It is Easy to set up as the Teachers are allowed to add students directly and share a code with their respective classes to join.
3. Eco Friendly- Google Classroom is a simple paper-free app where nobody has to work on papers, carry them and finally waste them.
4. It improves communication between students, teachers and guardians. So it is most beneficial for the parents of the backbenchers, as there would be hardly any chance to hide their lessons and school assignments from their parents.