Google Classroom: The days of taking stacks of papers home to grade are no more!
September 18, 2015

Google Classroom: The days of taking stacks of papers home to grade are no more!

Jessica Sprague | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Classroom

Three of the four the core curriculum departments are using Google Classroom in some aspect, on a daily basis. Our English department uses it for all lessons, our science, and history departments use it more so as a classroom "hub" for students to access from home, whether they are out sick, or just needing to access classroom materials outside of school. It is invaluable at times, because in an increasingly paperless world, the Google Classroom platform is mobile friendly, and has a smart phone app that allows many of our students access, even without a computer. All documents are live, saved instantly and continuously, and everything is time-stamped, so there is not question or argument when deadlines are concerned. And all previous drafts can always be recovered, even when things are accidentally deleted.
  • Delivery of material to users through Google drive, all documents, sheets, and slides are compatible with Microsoft if downloaded.
  • Any document shared through Google Classroom can be a shared working document for collaborative purposes where users can live chat and edit within the document, or copies can be made for each individual if things need to be kept private.
  • The grade exporting system on CSV documents is seamless and allows for me to grade student work and effortlessly transfer those grades to our gradebook software.
  • Google Classroom is entirely mobile! I do not have to be at my computer! I can access anything I need via my iPhone or iPad, as well.
  • There is no way to disable the chat feature within a shared document, which can pose potential issues within a school setting where students may create a new document and share among other students for non-academic purposes.
  • Better collaborative efforts.
  • Increased student performance.
I would recommend this product to any teacher, I would just stress that general computer literacy, and internet navigation, as well as typing skills are necessary. It is not impossible to use this with younger age-groups, it may just require more patience and time for trouble-shooting.