5 Problems Google Classroom Solves Right Now

by +Sarah Woods 

This is another post in our series previewing Google Classroom!

5 Problems Google Classroom Solves Right Now

It creates one central place where you can post resources, assignments, and other class information.
Feedback on announcements and assignments – student can comment on your posts and help each other understand if an assignment doesn’t make sense.
You don’t have to create folders and deal with permissions for assignments in Google drive.
You can have discussions in context of a topic without separate accounts for clunky message boards.
Teachers can see right away who has turned in an assignment and who hasn’t – and can email them right away!

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About the Contributor

Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam; previous to that she was was the IT Director and an IT Integration Coach at Pechersk School International in Ukraine. She can also be seen on the TEDx stage in her talk, “Identity: Where Fear and Change Intersect in Education”. She is a member of the ECIS technology committeeand holds a Masters of Science in Education in K-12 Technology Integration.

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