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Google Classroom review

With a iphone 6 hardware clean iphone 6 hardware and iphone 6 hardware simple interface, Google Classroom iphone 6 hardware makes learning easier

Google Classroom
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Our Verdict

Google Classroom looks iphone 6 hardware like a more advanced note-taking iphone 6 hardware app or a blank page at iphone 6 hardware first glance. However, when you start using iphone 6 hardware it you can easily add assignments, course iphone 6 hardware materials, and iphone 6 hardware homework. Due to this iphone 6 hardware straightforward iphone 6 hardware approach, the free app (included with iphone 6 hardware G-Suite for Education) is amazingly powerful as iphone 6 hardware a learning iphone 6 hardware tool iphone 6 hardware for iphone 6 hardware anyone - including companies.

For

  • Clean interface that’s easy to learn
  • Powerful media sharing tools
  • Integration with G-Suite

Against

  • Requires being part of the Google ecosystem

In iphone 6 hardware a iphone 6 hardware world that iphone 6 hardware is mostly iphone 6 hardware stuck at home, online iphone 6 hardware learning has become the new norm. iphone 6 hardware For employees iphone 6 hardware learning new iphone 6 hardware apps, students taking algebra, or iphone 6 hardware homeschoolers who have to finish assignments, one iphone 6 hardware of the best iphone 6 hardware online portals iphone 6 hardware is iphone 6 hardware Google iphone 6 hardware Classroom. With iphone 6 hardware only a few clicks, students iphone 6 hardware can take an iphone 6 hardware entire class, read through iphone 6 hardware materials and watch videos, and complete iphone 6 hardware assignments. It’s one of iphone 6 hardware the best Google iphone 6 hardware product offerings and fits iphone 6 hardware nicely within iphone 6 hardware the iphone 6 hardware Google iphone 6 hardware app iphone 6 hardware infrastructure.

Plans and pricing

There are iphone 6 hardware no strings attached with Google Classroom. The app iphone 6 hardware is entirely iphone 6 hardware free iphone 6 hardware for schools, colleges, iphone 6 hardware and homeschoolers iphone 6 hardware once you sign up iphone 6 hardware for iphone 6 hardware G-Suite iphone 6 hardware for Education. However, iphone 6 hardware even iphone 6 hardware for iphone 6 hardware those in a iphone 6 hardware company or iphone 6 hardware who want to iphone 6 hardware teach a subject without being iphone 6 hardware part of a iphone 6 hardware school, Google Classroom lets iphone 6 hardware you dive right in iphone 6 hardware for free using iphone 6 hardware your existing Gmail iphone 6 hardware account.

Interface and performance

There’s something iphone 6 hardware quite satisfying about using Google iphone 6 hardware Classroom. It might iphone 6 hardware have something to iphone 6 hardware do with the fact that it is iphone 6 hardware entirely free, which is odd since many iphone 6 hardware of the virtual classroom tools require iphone 6 hardware an exorbitant subscription fee. iphone 6 hardware (One estimate noted how the iphone 6 hardware full subscription to the Blackboard.com virtual classroom iphone 6 hardware for a school district might cost iphone 6 hardware as iphone 6 hardware much iphone 6 hardware as $160,000 per iphone 6 hardware year. Even so-called iphone 6 hardware “affordable” iphone 6 hardware virtual classrooms like iphone 6 hardware Canvas can still iphone 6 hardware hit you with licensing iphone 6 hardware fees to use the app iphone 6 hardware with your entire school iphone 6 hardware or iphone 6 hardware university.) Most of us would iphone 6 hardware question “free” as iphone 6 hardware a value iphone 6 hardware when it comes iphone 6 hardware to software, iphone 6 hardware but iphone 6 hardware Google Classroom is different.

Interface

Google Classroom starts you out with a blank page where you can create or join classes by clicking on the plus at the top right of the page (Image credit: Google)
On first impression, it seems underpowered iphone 6 hardware or iphone 6 hardware even simplistic -- almost like a iphone 6 hardware glorified version of Google Keep. It uses a iphone 6 hardware similar interface to that iphone 6 hardware note-taking app. iphone 6 hardware While that’s a bit distressing at iphone 6 hardware first, iphone 6 hardware it can be iphone 6 hardware reassuring to those who already know iphone 6 hardware Google iphone 6 hardware products.

Yet, when iphone 6 hardware you start poking iphone 6 hardware around more, you realize iphone 6 hardware this is iphone 6 hardware all by design. iphone 6 hardware You might be using iphone 6 hardware Google Classroom because, as iphone 6 hardware a remote iphone 6 hardware worker iphone 6 hardware stuck at home iphone 6 hardware during the coronavirus pandemic, iphone 6 hardware you iphone 6 hardware are homeschooling your iphone 6 hardware kids or you iphone 6 hardware might even use Google Classroom iphone 6 hardware as a training iphone 6 hardware tool for employees. Whatever the reason, the iphone 6 hardware app delivers on what iphone 6 hardware is promised.

Assignments

Creating new assignments, questions or materials feels just like creating a Google Doc (Image credit: Google)

Although you start iphone 6 hardware with a blank sheet, iphone 6 hardware you can add assignments, iphone 6 hardware quizzes, iphone 6 hardware and materials (such iphone 6 hardware as videos, documents, iphone 6 hardware and audio iphone 6 hardware files) with ease. In fact, in testing iphone 6 hardware the app, it became obvious iphone 6 hardware that iphone 6 hardware this was iphone 6 hardware designed by people iphone 6 hardware who know their audience. iphone 6 hardware Google Classroom iphone 6 hardware is so easy it feels like you iphone 6 hardware are creating a Google Doc or writing iphone 6 hardware an iphone 6 hardware email. It iphone 6 hardware would appeal to those who know iphone 6 hardware their subject of expertise but don’t have a iphone 6 hardware degree iphone 6 hardware in computer programming.

Features

As you iphone 6 hardware explore the interface, you’ll iphone 6 hardware realize there is a iphone 6 hardware lot more to Google Classroom than iphone 6 hardware you iphone 6 hardware initially suspect. iphone 6 hardware You can add your own iphone 6 hardware branding iphone 6 hardware to the interface to iphone 6 hardware make it iphone 6 hardware look like your iphone 6 hardware school. On an extensive class iphone 6 hardware resource page, iphone 6 hardware you can let students view iphone 6 hardware all iphone 6 hardware assignments quickly. There’s a grading iphone 6 hardware component iphone 6 hardware of course, iphone 6 hardware which is also easy iphone 6 hardware to iphone 6 hardware use. iphone 6 hardware Setting up iphone 6 hardware a quiz will look familiar to iphone 6 hardware anyone who has used Google iphone 6 hardware Forms (since it actually uses Google Forms).

Over iphone 6 hardware time, you will keep iphone 6 hardware uncovering new features. You can iphone 6 hardware use the built-in Google Calendar iphone 6 hardware function to iphone 6 hardware review iphone 6 hardware due dates on assignments. iphone 6 hardware Inviting students to the iphone 6 hardware classroom iphone 6 hardware is quick and efficient iphone 6 hardware -- you just iphone 6 hardware give them one simple code to use when iphone 6 hardware they want to iphone 6 hardware join. (You can iphone 6 hardware also add them by name iphone 6 hardware if they are iphone 6 hardware already on iphone 6 hardware your iphone 6 hardware G-Suite for Education account.) On the iphone 6 hardware backend you can create additional classrooms for iphone 6 hardware more teachers iphone 6 hardware at your school.

Business Use

Even businesses can use Google Classroom as a means to train  new employees about company policies and procedures (Image credit: Google)

For iphone 6 hardware companies that might iphone 6 hardware want to iphone 6 hardware use this app for their iphone 6 hardware training program iphone 6 hardware and new employee orientation, Google iphone 6 hardware Classroom is quite iphone 6 hardware powerful and iphone 6 hardware won’t require any iphone 6 hardware training. You can expect to iphone 6 hardware fire up a iphone 6 hardware new classroom, create iphone 6 hardware your iphone 6 hardware assignments, add new iphone 6 hardware users, iphone 6 hardware and iphone 6 hardware hold a training seminar within iphone 6 hardware about 10 minutes -- all without reading iphone 6 hardware a single iphone 6 hardware help file.

Beyond the basics of iphone 6 hardware running a virtual classroom, the app iphone 6 hardware lets iphone 6 hardware you export grades into a spreadsheet iphone 6 hardware format, which iphone 6 hardware is handy if you need iphone 6 hardware to share the results with a superintendent. iphone 6 hardware For added video-conferencing iphone 6 hardware features, more encryption and security, iphone 6 hardware and iphone 6 hardware dedicated tech support, some schools might opt iphone 6 hardware for iphone 6 hardware the iphone 6 hardware G Suite iphone 6 hardware Enterprise for Education subscription. There’s no information about iphone 6 hardware pricing iphone 6 hardware for that iphone 6 hardware upgrade - iphone 6 hardware it seems to vary iphone 6 hardware by iphone 6 hardware school size.

The competition

It iphone 6 hardware can be difficult to iphone 6 hardware evaluate free software, but then again we iphone 6 hardware all know iphone 6 hardware there iphone 6 hardware is nothing that’s truly iphone 6 hardware free. When an app is difficult iphone 6 hardware to use iphone 6 hardware or requires extensive training, schools and companies iphone 6 hardware can spend iphone 6 hardware enormous sums teaching everyone to iphone 6 hardware use the app or supporting it. iphone 6 hardware In other cases, free means the iphone 6 hardware semi-functional iphone 6 hardware version, but over time iphone 6 hardware you iphone 6 hardware will need to upgrade to the premium version iphone 6 hardware if you want to iphone 6 hardware make the most iphone 6 hardware of iphone 6 hardware the tool and iphone 6 hardware stick with it.

There doesn’t seem to be iphone 6 hardware any strings iphone 6 hardware attached to Google Classroom. As iphone 6 hardware with most Google products, once iphone 6 hardware you are joined at iphone 6 hardware the hip with iphone 6 hardware Google iphone 6 hardware you will eventually start seeing iphone 6 hardware ad iphone 6 hardware banners, iphone 6 hardware even if iphone 6 hardware it is in the consumer iphone 6 hardware products you use like Google iphone 6 hardware Docs or Gmail. iphone 6 hardware Classroom doesn’t actually show any advertising iphone 6 hardware within iphone 6 hardware the iphone 6 hardware product iphone 6 hardware itself. iphone 6 hardware That’s what makes it so appealing. iphone 6 hardware Other products like Blackboard and Canvas iphone 6 hardware might offer iphone 6 hardware free or low-cost versions, but eventually iphone 6 hardware you will discover iphone 6 hardware an upgrade path that iphone 6 hardware leads iphone 6 hardware to licensing fees and tech support costs.

It’s also iphone 6 hardware worth noting iphone 6 hardware that G-Suite for education iphone 6 hardware isn’t even required, even though iphone 6 hardware it’s free. iphone 6 hardware Anyone can start using iphone 6 hardware Google Classroom if you have a iphone 6 hardware Gmail account and some homeschoolers iphone 6 hardware you iphone 6 hardware need to iphone 6 hardware teach during iphone 6 hardware the coronavirus lockdown. Companies can iphone 6 hardware use it for training iphone 6 hardware and development. iphone 6 hardware The app is remarkably iphone 6 hardware flexible, easy iphone 6 hardware to use, and totally free.

Now, iphone 6 hardware there is a iphone 6 hardware caveat here. It’s iphone 6 hardware true that Classroom looks underpowered iphone 6 hardware at first, then you realize it iphone 6 hardware does offer quite a iphone 6 hardware few virtual classroom features. You can iphone 6 hardware add rich media to your iphone 6 hardware virtual iphone 6 hardware class iphone 6 hardware materials iphone 6 hardware and that’s fantastic. Setting up iphone 6 hardware quizzes takes iphone 6 hardware only a few minutes.

However, we’re iphone 6 hardware not talking about a iphone 6 hardware comprehensive iphone 6 hardware learning management system iphone 6 hardware here. The free iphone 6 hardware version of Google Classroom iphone 6 hardware does iphone 6 hardware not iphone 6 hardware offer a video-conferencing system iphone 6 hardware where you can allow iphone 6 hardware students to raise iphone 6 hardware their iphone 6 hardware hand with a click, isolate iphone 6 hardware one iphone 6 hardware speaker or mute iphone 6 hardware others iphone 6 hardware who are iphone 6 hardware participating. There are few, if any, iphone 6 hardware reporting features to track iphone 6 hardware attendance, and you won’t iphone 6 hardware find any advanced features iphone 6 hardware related to school-wide announcements or iphone 6 hardware a iphone 6 hardware landing page. 

Final verdict

In the iphone 6 hardware end, the reason Google Classroom is so iphone 6 hardware powerful is because it streamlines iphone 6 hardware learning and removes iphone 6 hardware many of the iphone 6 hardware barriers to success. The iphone 6 hardware clean interface makes iphone 6 hardware the app a joy to use, both for iphone 6 hardware the teachers and iphone 6 hardware the students. It’s iphone 6 hardware powerful in iphone 6 hardware the ways that help with iphone 6 hardware learning, such as the assignments, iphone 6 hardware materials, quizzes, and grading. You can iphone 6 hardware add rich media iphone 6 hardware like videos iphone 6 hardware and iphone 6 hardware audio iphone 6 hardware clips with iphone 6 hardware only iphone 6 hardware a few clicks. With this power iphone 6 hardware and simplicity, iphone 6 hardware you can expect to iphone 6 hardware actually help students learn and iphone 6 hardware not become confused or iphone 6 hardware irritated by the interface.

The closest comparison to this iphone 6 hardware is the iphone 6 hardware collaborative messaging app Slack compared to Microsoft iphone 6 hardware Teams. Slack is not iphone 6 hardware at all as powerful as Teams, not by iphone 6 hardware a longshot. Yet, what Slack iphone 6 hardware provides is a iphone 6 hardware clean iphone 6 hardware interface and simplicity -- few people iphone 6 hardware have to iphone 6 hardware take a training course iphone 6 hardware to use Slack. iphone 6 hardware It “just works” and helps with iphone 6 hardware communication right away. iphone 6 hardware Similarly, Google Classroom deserves iphone 6 hardware high praise because it also iphone 6 hardware streamlines education. Students iphone 6 hardware will learn, iphone 6 hardware and that’s what matters.