Google Classroom is now available to users without G Suite for Education accounts. Teachers and students in many different environments can now teach or attend classes, manage assignments and instantly collaborate—all with their personal Google accounts.
G Suite for Education administrators will see updated Classroom settings that give them new controls over who can join their classes from personal Google accounts or from other G Suite for Education domains. This update gives schools more flexibility in how they collaborate with other organizations and students: For example, student teachers or visiting students can now easily integrate into their host school or university’s Classroom set-up.
To learn more about this, visit the Google for Education official blog post.
There was a time that math teachers would simply avoid the thought of using Google Docs or Forms for handouts or assessments, but that time is now in the past for sure with with the recent update to gMath – equatIO.
I was recently notified of an update to the gMath add-on for G Suite for Education. gMath was pretty awesome for the times that I needed to use it, so I was excited to see the improvements.
And, it did not disappoint.
equatIO has made creating math expressions so much more doable now for teachers in preparing work in Google Docs or Forms, but also for students to complete assessments that require math expressions.
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In case you wanted to yell – or not yell – more easily in a Google Docs, this is a great new feature that has been long awaited for you!
Coming soon, if it hasn’t appeared yet, is a nice formatting option that will allow you to change a selection of text to either lowercase, UPPERCASE, or Title Case:
- lowercase, to make all the letters in your selection lowercase.
- UPPERCASE, to capitalize all the letters in your selection.
- Title Case, to capitalize the first letter of each word in your selection.
For more information, visit the G Suite Updates blog post by clicking here.
Teachers who were using Google Classroom but taught a split-grade, or for most, have students learning at a different pace. Creating an assignment through Google Classroom didn’t really address these needs.
Until this week.
Classroom makes it a lot easier for teachers to assign work to individual students and groups based on their unique needs. As they’re creating an assignment, post or question, teachers can choose whether to share it with the entire class or just with a subset of students.
With this feature, students can also discreetly receive extra practice if they’re struggling with a new subject.
For more information related to this update, visit the official blog post:
G Suite has come out with some amazing updates that are what you would call ‘head turners‘!
The most exciting highlight in the most recent post would have to be the ‘File Upload‘ question type in Google Forms. Respondents within your domain can now upload files from their computer or Drive as a question response, which organizes the files neatly in a Drive folder for you!
Visit the official G Suite Updates blog post to see other new exciting updates: Five new ways to reach your goals faster with G Suite.
Google Forms just got a whole lot better.
You can now tell your Google Forms the correct answers for multiple choice, dropdown and checkbox-type questions.
Watch our video to learn how to go about this.
Are you using Google Classroom?
Do you feel your stream is a bit cluttered?
Need not worry!
A really neat feature of Google Classroom that may be a hidden gem is the ability organize stream posts by topic.
This allows teachers and students to then filter stream posts by topic.
Watch our video on how this works by clicking here.
Teachers and students can draw on, highlight, and write notes on documents and PDFs in the Classroom mobile app.
Teachers and administrators can invite parents/guardians to sign up for email summaries to keep up with their students. Guardians can choose how often to get a summary—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time.
Summaries include a student’s missing or upcoming work as well as new announcements and questions posted by teachers in the class stream.
For a complete list of features ready for the school year, visit the official What’s New in Google Classroom Help Page.
Here is an update that is sure to make a lot of teachers happy for the upcoming school year.
As teachers have been moving to Google Apps, they been adopting Forms as well for assessments for, as and of learning. Allowing to have forms grade assessments in a recent update this spring was a step in the right direction and I’m sure that Google has been listening, however, not being able to tie in images to both the question as well as in the answer choices was that last missing piece of the puzzle.
Well, here it is.