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A sneak peek at the new Google Classroom

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Jeff Dunn is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.

There’s a whole new classroom management tool on the block and it’s designed to streamline the tools you’re already using. It’s called ‘Classroom’ and it’s by the education team over at Google. They’ve basically made it quicker and easier to use their current apps in one cohesive online environment.

Essentially, Google Classroom lets you create an online, well, classroom that enables you to post on a ‘stream’ (just like on Facebook) and share assignments (via Google Drive and simple uploading) with a group of students. The folks over at EdTechTeacher got a sneak peek at what it looks like and how it works. Their video is below:

Want to request an invite? You can head over to the Google Classroom site here. Want to learn a bit more about how the new tool is going to work, when it’s available (spoiler alert: it’s August 2014!), or perhaps how you can give feedback to students within your group?

  • Herb Coleman

    I’d love to use this but our students are on the g.domain.edu Gmail and faculty are on the domain.edu gmail. So it won’t let me add my students.

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