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Score 9.1 out of 100

Google Classroom

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Likelihood to Recommend

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle is a fantastic online learning platform. I think it works well in multiple learning environments. Last year I used Freckle in a distance learning model and this year on individual iPads in class. I love that it is a quick platform to assess student achievement. I haven't experienced a scenario where Freckle would fail however, lack of access to the internet is always a factor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a great solution for remote learning when school budgets don’t allow for more robust platform purchases, such as Blackboard. It’s free! It’s customizable, but you’ll need to get a small group of users/teachers trained up on all the nuances so they can be your Champion group and help the other teachers. Love the ability to set slides as landing pages for a fun classroom picture. Kids enjoy the autonomy they have but struggle with remembering to complete all assignments if they don’t have more direct supervision. Lots of integration with other tools like Kira to allow for writing exercises and assignment submission. It’s a great stop-gap for schools not intending to remain in a remote setting, a permanent solution for organizations with low budgets that are fully remote, but not my first choice if you have a software budget and are operating fully remote at all times.
Gabrielle Wayman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Freckle by Renaissance
7.9
Google Classroom
8.2
Course authoring
Freckle by Renaissance
6.6
Google Classroom
8.3
Course catalog or library
Freckle by Renaissance
7.3
Google Classroom
7.8
Player/Portal
Freckle by Renaissance
8.4
Google Classroom
8.7
Learning content
Freckle by Renaissance
8.4
Google Classroom
8.3
Mobile friendly
Freckle by Renaissance
7.7
Google Classroom
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Freckle by Renaissance
9.2
Google Classroom
7.6
Assignments
Freckle by Renaissance
8.9
Google Classroom
8.7
Compliance management
Freckle by Renaissance
7.7
Google Classroom
7.9
Learning administration
Freckle by Renaissance
8.1
Google Classroom
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Freckle by Renaissance
8.7
Google Classroom
7.6
Social learning
Freckle by Renaissance
5.9
Google Classroom
8.2

Pros

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Allows students to practice math facts
  • Provides challenging problems
  • Allows students to track their growth
  • Incentives for learning
  • Online and Printable Resources
Kerri Ziegler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Student-teacher communication - I love using Classroom for this because my students can always go back and check what was on Classroom by looking through the stream. This way they don't have to go dig through emails to find what they're looking for.
  • Posting to multiple classes - I can post the same announcement or assignment to multiple classes at once without having to repeat the process or send separate emails.
  • Streamlining grading - when students turn work in on Classroom, it all goes to one place and then when I'm grading I can open their documents directly from Classroom or my Drive folder. This way, I'm not looking through emails and Google Doc shared files for their assignment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freckle by Renaissance

  • I was wowed by Freckle. Maybe our lack of access on the reservation makes me easily impressed, but at this time I cannot find fault in the programming.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Although usually in the discussion with other LMS apps such as Schoology and Canvas, Google Classroom doesn't possess as in-depth of a platform. There is no ability to set individual learning paths, pace student work with completion settings, or embed other apps directly into teacher-created assignments.
  • The assignment creation options are limited. Teachers can only choose from creating an assignment (usually a link with directions), a material (usually a doc/slide/website, etc), a question, and a quiz.
  • With gamification taking on a new lens in education, there really isn't any way to use gamification elements with Google Classroom. There isn't any way to create Individual learning paths, or use badges and micro-credentials within Classroom. Outside programs would have to be used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Freckle is an excellent educational tool. The platform supports students and provides them with the opportunity to be successful in mathematics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 1.1
Based on 3 answers
Testing is particularly important in online learning, and Google Classroom falls far short of other learning management systems in this regard. Security is also a concern: while account control is reasonable for the account used with Google Classroom, the person controlling a particular account is often able to, for example, forward or download proprietary materials.
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freckle by Renaissance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 3.0
Based on 4 answers
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Freckle by Renaissance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Such an excellent program that is a hidden gem at no cost for teachers to use with students.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 6.8
Based on 29 answers
Since this platform is provided by Google, the technical support is better than any others, and we are not required to bother about the space constraints for adding the contents. If we have a good uninterrupted internet facility we can access Google Classroom without any delay or lag. They have app support in both Android and iPhone.
Rahul Ajithkumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freckle by Renaissance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 2.1
Based on 3 answers
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freckle by Renaissance

We have also used Moby Max. Freckle is preferred because, quite frankly, the children like it a lot better. That matters. It has a more student-friendly interface.
Rita Platt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

I haven't tested or evaluated another digital classroom website or application. I feel like Google Classroom is convenient for many reasons such as compatibility to Google docs, slides, etc. I also love the ability to link to YouTube and other sites. I don't know if there would be a site that is easier to maneuver.
Meredith Sanders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Freckle by Renaissance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freckle by Renaissance

  • High scores on state tests.
  • 100% of our students made a year's growth in a year's time in math.
  • Students enjoy Freckle math.
Rita Platt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Student engagement is high when using Google Classroom. Students are more willing to work on projects continually when provided a digital platform.
  • Since teachers have instant access to student work, they can pinpoint weak areas for remediation, thus increasing test scores for mastery.
  • Google Classroom also saves time for teachers when used as an organizational tool as student work is all in one place with easy access.
Tamara Letter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freckle by Renaissance

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Freckle by Renaissance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google Classroom

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Classroom Editions & Modules

Edition
Google Workspace for Education Standard$31
Teaching and Learning Upgrade$42
Google Workspace for Education Plus$53
Education Fundamentals$04
  1. per student/per year
  2. per license/per month
  3. per student/per year
  4. per license/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Education Fundamentals Version - 30-day free trial for qualifying institutions.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freckle by Renaissance
8.1
Google Classroom
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Freckle by Renaissance
9.1
Google Classroom
1.1

Usability

Freckle by Renaissance
Google Classroom
3.0

Reliability and Availability

Freckle by Renaissance
Google Classroom
9.0

Performance

Freckle by Renaissance
Google Classroom
9.0

Support Rating

Freckle by Renaissance
10.0
Google Classroom
6.8

Implementation Rating

Freckle by Renaissance
Google Classroom
2.1

Scalability

Freckle by Renaissance
Google Classroom
10.0

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