AASL Recommended Apps: Google Classroom

google_classroomIn June 2016, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced their 25 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. The apps encourage qualities such as innovation and active participation, and are user-friendly.

Web-based app Google Classroom combines the user’s Google Apps for Education account with all their Google Apps services (Gmail, Docs, Calendar, etc) and makes it easy for teachers to distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. Teachers can also see the status of assignments and post grades and feedback in real-time. A good form of communication in this app is the Announcements feature, which allows you to attach files, videos, and links to content to share with your class.

This article from eLearning Industry lists several pros and cons of using Google Classroom. And check out this post that gives 10 tips for using Google Classroom efficiently plus contains links to further resources about the using the app.

Cost: Free!
Level: Elementary, Middle and High School
Platforms: iOS and Android