Google is hard at work trying to win over the education market, as is visible with its Google Apps For Education (GAFE) project. Many schools love and use GAFE on a regular basis and with the release of their new Classroom tool, there may be many more schools coming on board soon. Check out the newly released video below to see just what Classroom is all about.
D. Frank Smith:
The video shows off Classroom's biggest attraction — the assignments workflow, which blends aspects of Docs, Drive and Gmail. Teachers can distribute and collect assignments across a variety of classes without using a single piece of paper. The system also allows teachers to grade assignments and provide immediate feedback.
Applications to preview the app are being accepted now, and Google’s plan is to roll out access to educators before an anticipated global launch in September.
What do you think about this new tool coming to the GAFE suite? Are you interested in giving it a try? I think it may become a direct competitor to some educational CMSs like Schoology or Canvas. It'll be interesting to see what happens with it all.
via Pam Turley