Just a month after Google unveiled Classroom — its new education app ecosystem, the latest addition to the free Google Apps for Education suite — the company began showing off exactly how the new tool could benefit teachers and students.
The video follows the online activities of an off-screen teacher, who adds students to a class then gives them their first assignment. The teacher watches as the completed assignments come back in real time, ready for grading.
The video shows off Classroom's biggest attraction — the assignments workflow, which blends aspects of Docs, Drive and Gmail. Teachers can distribute and collect assignments across a variety of classes without using a single piece of paper. The system also allows teachers to grade assignments and provide immediate feedback.
Applications to preview the app are being accepted now, and Google’s plan is to roll out access to educators before an anticipated global launch in September.