I'm am looking forward to trying out Google Classroom and discovering its potential! Finally we can streamline our digital tools. Are you like me and go crazy with so many different programs floating about in a classroom-Edmodo, Blackboard, Google Drive, etc.? This will be GREAT to have everything in one location. The site mentions the following:
Classroom helps teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. When teachers create assignments, they can choose to share a single document, or automatically make a copy for each student. They can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback.
Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page, so they can stay on top of their work.
Classroom also lets teachers make announcements and pose questions—improving communication inside and outside of class.
Check out this sneak peak: