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Google Classroom now makes it easier to assign work to individual students

Google is always looking for ways to improve their applications.  Now it is much easier to assign work to individual students rather than just to the entire class.  This will facilitate personalization when certain students might benefit from an assignment that is not necessarily assigned to everyone in the class.

This blog post by Andrew Garrett, one of the software engineers for Google Classroom, explains the changes.

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Share to Classroom

Do you want to get your entire class on the same page?  Google Share to Classroom used with Google Classroom is the answer.  This app will allow you to push any website to all the students in your Google Classroom classes.  This is different from Google Cast For Education which allows you to share one computer screen to another in Google Chrome.  This facilitates students sharing their screen with the teacher.  In class, the teacher can project student screens one student  at a time.

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The Latest enhancements for Google Classroom

Google has launched five improvements to Google Classroom.  This is in response to teacher suggestions.

 

1. Groups integration:  This will provide the ability to pre-populate classes using Google Groups.  It appears that this may take some behind the scenes work, but I believe we may be able to export names from Power School into Google Groups.

The rest of these improvements should be readily accessible to all classes using Google Classroom.

2. Mark assignments as “done”:  Students can mark assignments as complete even if there is nothing to turn in (e.g. watch a video, read a chapter, bring something to class)

3. Export all grades:  Teachers will now have the ability to download all assignments at once making it easier to export assignments to any gradebook.

4. Sorting: Teachers can now choose to sort by first or last names.

5. Greater teacher controls: Teachers can now set permissions for whether or not their class can post comments in the Stream.  They can mute individual students from posting or commenting and teachers can view previously deleted items in the Stream.

Google Classroom Enhancements

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