It’s not quite as exciting as the Google barge, but teachers might find a lot to like in a new Google app called Classroom.
Here’s the official Google blog on the matter. Below is an excerpt.
With Classroom, you’ll be able to:
Create and collect assignments: Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. They can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback to individual students.
Improve class communications: Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time—improving communication inside and outside of class.
Stay organized: Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page.