News From Google: Integration, Classroom Updates and More


News From Google: Integration, Classroom Updates and More

Jun 29, 2015

FROM THE PHILLY FLOOR: The 2015 ISTE Conference has been filled with product announcements, and Google joined those ranks with an announcement of its own: developers can now embed the Classroom "share" button and sign up for the developer preview of the Classroom API, which will run until the end of July. (Sign up here for early access.) Essentially, developers can now integrate their applications with Google Classroom, while school administrators can provision and manage classes at scale (such as populate classes on behalf of their teachers). The first three announced by Google: The New Visions CloudLab, Alma and Pear Deck.

Google also debuted the Classroom "share" button at ISTE. This button allows developers or schools to assign or turn-link videos and images from another webpage or product. Corporate Communications Associate at Google Emma Ogiemwanye reports that more than 20 educational content providers have already committed to integrating the Classroom share button, including Discovery Education and Quizlet.

More information here on Google's official blogpost, and look out for more from EdSurge on Google's "Expedition" virtual field trips.

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