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Google Classroom Updates Making Easier to Learn, Teach, Manage and Build

Google Classroom, which is designed for everyone involved in a student’s education today releases new updates designed specifically for each of its groups students, teachers, adminstrators, and developers.

Starting today, Classroom making it easier for teachers to assign work to individual students and or groups based on their unique needs. As teachers creating an assignment, post or question, “can now choose whether to share it with entire class or just with a subset of students.,” writes Google. With this feature, students struggling with a new subject, “can also discreetly receive extra practice if they wish so.”

Also, teachers will now receive two new notifications—”one when students submit work after the due date,” and second, “when students re-submit work.” Additionally, teachers can continue with other Classroom notifications like “updates on their scheduled posts and comments on student work to help keep them organized throughout the school year.”

Administrators can now see metrics on overall Classroom usage directly in the Admin Console Reports. They can also see how many classes and posts are being created, both in aggregate and by user.

For developers new capabilities added to the Classroom API, makes the integration more seamless, as “integrated applications can now programmatically add materials to coursework or student submissions”, can even “modify or delete existing coursework”, and “add Drive items and YouTube videos to coursework and student submissions.”

google classroom individualized work for differentiated learning

google classroom teachers notifications to manage student work

Since the launch of the API, hundreds of educational applications have already been integrated with Classroom, including tools like Flat.IO, Classcraft and Little SIS.

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