Back-to-School with New Google Classroom Features
TO HELP KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR, Google announced several updates to the Google Classroom platform early on August 24, to be rolled out gradually throughout the week. First up, for any teachers who use the class stream feature to host student debates, Q&A's or discussions, this is for you—you can now post questions to your class, meaning students can have discussions by responding to each other’s answers (if you choose to activate that setting). Next up, you can now reuse assignments, announcements or questions from any one of your classes—meaning it's easy to reteach concepts from last week, or even from last year.
And for a few more goodies, here are a few more updates that the official Google for Education blog lists:
- You can now move any post to the top of the stream.
- You now have the option to create projects or assignments without due dates.
- If you like using Google Forms to survey or quiz students, you now can attach Google Forms directly to posts on Classroom.