Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for teachers. It allows teachers to communicate with students and parents both in and out of lessons, and allows for fast, paperless sharing of messages, assignments, resources, lesson plans, videos, homework, web links and much more.
In talking with Student Councils across DRET, it is clear that students want to be able to access lesson material and resources outside of lessons, be it for homework help, discussion, revision, keeping parents up to date or simply having everything in one place as a reference guide.
If you are making good resources and teaching good lessons, why not be able to share it with your class in only a couple of clicks? It makes so much sense!
Time saving, collaborative and communicative, with fast, simple set up means that teachers across the world are increasingly using Google Classroom as an integral part of school life. If you are already using Google Drive then Google Classroom is the next natural step, but even if you aren't using Google Drive, Google Classroom is still an incredibly versatile platform. It can be used with children of all ages, and can prove equally valuable using it as a tool for parental engagement.
Google Classroom works on any device - phone, tablet, PC or Mac, Android, Windows or iOS, meaning nearly everyone can access it somehow.
Best of all, it's free to all teachers and students with a DRET log in!
Interested in starting using Google Classroom? Check out our 2 training videos on dret.tv here or contact the e-Learning team to arrange a CPD session for your school or department, or simply to find out more.