Google has been very busy updating their mobile versions of various apps and Google Classroom is no different. In an earlier post, I discussed how Google Classroom can be an aid in differentiation, particularity for assessment. Whilst the mobile app has been around for a while now, up until recently, the functionality was very limited.
All that’s changed, though, with the latest updates to the mobile app. Now, straight from your iPad or Android tablet, you can now:
- create and edit assignments
- add links, Google Drive documents, and photos (unable to upload ANY file like you can in browser interface; work around would be the upload to Drive and distribute that way)
- view, grade and return submitted assignments
- access for co-teachers from mobile app
- communicate via private comment threads with students
I have not tried the new Android app but have had the chance to test out the latest iPad version and it’s great! Note: Google Classroom can ONLY be used by Google Apps for Education clients, is free, and needs to be turned on by the administrator.
Have a look at this terrific super-short video that walks though the new Google Classroom iPad app.