Why Should We Use Google Classroom?
There are a lot of reasons why integrating this app in your Classroom would be beneficial. First, it is highly engaging for your learners! Children love working with technology. Let’s face it; they are amazing at it! Incorporating this digital learning platform into the Classroom increases student interest. Being able to create a Google Slides show with bright colors and interesting images is much more fun than filling out a boring worksheet.
I can remember many times when my learners helped me figure out a roadblock with technology. Learners are pretty quick at learning how to navigate new activities through technology. They will probably surprise you with their creativity. Google Classroom is fairly easy to use once you get the hang of it. A few tutorials and your students will be ready and eager to log in and start working on their assignments.
Google Classroom is also great because of its organizational features. Teachers will no longer have a huge stack of papers to pass out or grade. Instead, all student work can be online and is automatically saved onto your Drive. This is also beneficial for students because they no longer have the issue of losing their homework or leaving their assignments in their locker. They just need to log in to their Google Classroom, and there it is.
I also found that this feature saves educators time. All you must do is upload a resource into your Google Classroom and share it with your learners. It only takes a few clicks and your students can have access to whatever educational material they need to successfully grasp standards and objectives.
You can save time by using the self-grading feature on Google Forms. This feature will even give you a spreadsheet of your learners’ scores. Grading papers is no teacher’s favorite pastime. With Google Classroom, you can create a quiz or test with relevant questions and answers choices, and input the correct answers. Once students submit their answers, their score is automatically calculated and shared with them and you. This will save so much time, and also has the benefit of providing instant feedback to the student. That is what you call a win-win situation!
Students can work at their own pace as well as have differentiated assignments that meet their needs. Assignments can be assigned to specific students and educators can then differentiate the assignment itself, as well as the resources provided, and the due date.