Google Classroom Review. No More Paperwork
This app is in the education category and comes as a free service for non-profits, schools, or anyone else with their personal Google account. Here’s a full review of this education tool.
For: Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Find it on: Google Play, iTunes
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This iOS and Android mobile app lets teachers and students view their classes while also communicating in real time. You work on assignments directly using your tablet or smartphone. Moreover, teachers can see the students who have submitted their work and mark them – whether at the institution or on the go. Whenever there’s new content, both teacher and their students get notified. Therefore, everyone is always updated.
Setting up is easy as teachers have the choice of adding students directly from the leading application in a process that takes minutes. Installing the app on your device also ensures you’re more organized, an essential ingredient for effective performance.
You can get Google Classroom on Play Store or the App Store. The Android version requirement varies with the device, while the iOS one works with iOS 9.0 and over (compatible with iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone).
Ease of Use
The iOS and Android app is quite easy to learn. You simply log in, use a special code to add yourself to class, view announcements from your teacher, receive assignments and complete them with the tool. Notably, the app functions seamlessly without lags on both OS platforms.
The latest version comes with performance enhancements and bug fixes. Additionally, it allows teachers to contact the guardians of a student and assign guardians to them. With this version, both students and teachers can also attach view-only documents. In this category, the app scores an 8/10.
It’s not surprising that the iOS and Google Android app has a clean and simple layout alongside an intuitive interface. The app has clear buttons and built-in tutorials that direct teachers to assign new homework and create new classes. It also allows them to communicate with their students via an activity stream and comments.
Interestingly, the app can be installed for free. What’s more, there are no in-app purchases to pay for.
- Saves time;
- Enhances communication;
- Improves organization;
- Effective feedback;
- Hastens the process of assignments;
- Clean and user-friendly interface.
- Lacks automated updates;
- No automated tests and quizzes;
- Difficult learner sharing.
The Google Classroom app for all Android devices and iOS gadgets can be the best start for learning. Not only is it intuitive, but it also offers plenty of useful features for both students and teachers. It is probably the best solution for cutting down on paper consumed in schools. However, the tool is still not robust enough to replace a learning management system that is fully featured. For instance, it lacks automated tests and quizzes, it cannot add students automatically and enhances blended learning as opposed to an entirely online one. Regardless, I still like the features and convenience and would recommend you try it out and see if it works for you.