What is Google Classroom?

Has your child ever talked about using Google Classroom? Have you wondered what this is? Google Classroom is a free Google service for schools that makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect with each other in the classroom and out of the classroom. Norwalk Christian Academy has been using Google Classroom since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and we are pushing to implement Google Classroom in more areas each year.

Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Google Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.

Benefits

Easy setup - Teachers can set up a class, invite students and co-teachers. On the Classwork page, they can share information - assignments, questions, and materials.

Saves time and paper - Teachers can create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized, all in one place.

Better organization - Students can see assignments on the To-do page, in the class stream, or on the class calendar. All class materials are automatically filed into Google Drive folders.

Enhanced communication and feedback - Teachers can create assignments, send announcements, and instantly start class discussions. Students can share resources with each other and interact in the class stream or by email. Teachers can also quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work and give direct real-time feedback and grades.

Works with apps you use - Classroom works with Google Docs, Calendar, Gmail, Drive, and Forms.

Affordable and secure - Classroom is free for schools, nonprofits, and individuals. Google Classroom contains no ads and never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes.

 

Uses

Teachers

  • ​Give and manage classes, assignments, and grades.

  • Give direct, real-time feedback and grades.

Students

  • Track classwork and materials.

  • Share resources and interact in the class stream or by email.

  • Submit assignments.

  • Get feedback and grades.

Guardians

  • Get an email summary of your student's work. This summary includes information about missing work, upcoming  assignments, and class activity.

Supported Devices

You can access Google Classroom using the web on a computer with any browser, such as Chrome, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®, or Safari®. In general, Classroom supports major browser releases on a continual basis.

Google Classroom is also available for Android and Apple® iOS® mobile devices. 

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