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Google's "Classroom" Tool Aims to Simplify Teaching

Google has launched "Classroom," a free tool that aims to make educators' lives a little easier. Classroom promises to help teachers create assignments, provide feedback and communicate more efficiently with students. 

Classroom Project Manager Zach Yeskel told PCMag the tool is simple and easy to use, designed to give teachers "more time to teach and students more time to learn."

The tool is part of the Google Apps for Education package, integrating Google Docs, Drive and Gmail, reported NewsTonight. Teachers can assign and collect paperless homework, organize their course materials and communicate with students in and out of the classroom. Classroom automatically creates a Drive folder for each assignment and student. The program is also free of ads, and Google said it won't use the content or student data. 

"As a former high school math teacher, I know all too well that teachers spend a ton of valuable time doing things other than teaching--waking up early to grade quizzes, collecting and returning piles of paper assignments, and battling copy-machine paper jams," said Yeskel. "But with today's technology, it doesn't have to be this way."


Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor
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