Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Google Classroom - Learning in the Cloud

For quite a few years now, CCS has been using Google Apps for Education. This suite of applications allows students in grades 6 through 12 to work on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more online and then to access their work from anywhere that an internet connection is available. It also allows students to collaborate in real time on projects even if the students live miles apart.  This summer Google introduced Google Classroom, and many of our teachers have jumped right in and are already using it quite a bit.  Google Classroom allows teachers to post assignments to their classes online and allows students to turn those assignments in online. This can cut down on wasted paper and printing, help students and teachers stay organized, as well as (hopefully) eliminate the frustration of lost assignments.  If you have  students in grades 6 through 12, ask them if they have had a chance to use Google Classroom yet this year.  These days, it's all about the cloud!