May 07 AT 8:37 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Google announces Classroom platform for schools, to start testing next month

Google Classroom

Google has been working in the education sector for a while now with Apps for Education, but the latest addition to the list of apps is pretty huge. Called Google Classroom, this system aims to streamline everything from assignments to teacher/student communication by integrating with Google’s existing services.

This system allows teachers to create assignments online and send them to all the students instead of handing out paperwork. This also allows students to finish assignments online and teachers to track each assignment. But just doing assignments online isn’t enough, so Google integrated a way to communicate with the teacher should you need any help.

Best of all, Google has made the system free for schools to use and won’t even use the data for ads. It’s absolutely incredible that Google is doing all of this for free. The system will start testing in around a month for those teachers who applied, and will see a wider rollout come September. What do you think of this system? Will you be able to use it sometime soon, do you wish you had this when you were in school? I sure do. Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Techcrunch

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • CTown

    Cannot be worse than Blackboard Learn which is a great combination of ugly and hard to use!

  • donger

    Kids will become droids.

  • Bharath

    Bet that won’t make it out of US until 2-3 years

  • Bart

    Informative article, Dima. It is good to see communication technology being used in a practical way in the academic arena. I would think that such things would help to streamline workflow both for the teachers and the students.

    In a similar vein, I have been very pleased to see the medical industry embracing communication technology. I carry Kaiser (HMO) and they have incorporated a secure email system for patients to send notes to their doctors. Although still a buggy system, Kaiser has also started allowing a secure video conferencing technology (probably VPN-based). Earlier this week, I met with my oncologist through that medium. The benefit to the patient is (at present) there is no “co-pay” imposed with either of these services. With email, I usually hear back within the same day.