As some of you might have noticed, Google Classroom is now available for use at QC. This site has the potential to be a great resource, and I’m looking forward to using it with my students.
Like many other platforms, Google Classroom allows teachers to post assignments, keep track of grades, and interact with students. This site also has a few other tricks up it sleeve:
- Work with your students- In addition to handing in assignments, students and professors can use Google Docs to allow for feedback before the assignment is handed in. This could be particularly useful in a language or writing intensive class, where multiple drafts might be involved. In addition, each student has their own folder to ensure privacy.
- Answer questions easily- Students can post questions directly connected to the assignment without having to email you, streamlining the process.
- Have students work collaboratively: Teachers can allow students to edit documents. Similar to a wiki, this means the class can work together or groups to contribute to an assignment.
- Get meaningful feedback- You can use Google Forms to create a quiz or survey. Google sends you analytical information for each document. This means you get the data in addition to the results. For example, you’ll know who got which questions wrong and how long it took each student to complete the assignment. (This is the part I am most excited about.)
Have you used Google Classrooms before? Do you plan on trying out? Let me know!