Google Classroom – A New Path of Advanced Digital Education
Let us first talk about Google Classroom it means a learning room where the space is special made to create learning atmosphere. The atmosphere where all ages people learn new things and share new things. Classrooms are special found in School, colleges, university and any kind of educational forums. A special room is made for learning to avoid outside disturbance while learning. We require Specific resources for learning some lessons for that we require different types of classrooms are there i.e.; indoor or outdoor. It depends on us like which type of classroom we require to gain knowledge.Classrooms are such room where a study atmosphere is created by a teacher who takes the responsibility of maintaining it. It can be of big big groups or smaller groups.
A classroom comprises of digital and nondigital. A non-digital classroom consists of desk, bench, blackboard, chalk, whiteboard, marker etc. and a digital classroom comprises of computers and laptop, screen projector etc. Nowadays Classroom are no more traditional classrooms, they are converted to smart classroom where a better relation is created between teachers, students and technology.
Online learning technologies are easier for learning at any time, at any place, and at any environment that the learner desires according to their interest. This is especially important for working students who may need to schedule their learning around work time and parenting responsibilities around the house. According to the survey, approximately 40% of working employee learning hours take place online classroom rather than in a classroom. However, critics contend that even the classroom space is brimming with diversions in the 21st century since even though entrance to the online world might be limited by a few foundations, understudies may discover diversions in their physical region thus keep an eye on multitask and isolate their consideration without concentrating on any one assignment at once.
Google Classroom – Advanced educational techie
Keeping in mind about today’s growth, need and importance of digital classroom for all the generation google have started digital classroom that is named as “Google Classroom”. It is secure and safe even for the teenage. Google Classroom is a learning classroom management system where refers to the wide assortment of abilities and strategies that instructors use to keep understudies composed, organised, engaged, mindful, on assignment, and scholastically beneficial amid a class. At the point when classroom-administration procedures are executed adequately, educators limit the practices that obstruct learning for both individual understudies and gatherings of understudies, while augmenting the practices that encourage or improve learning. As a rule, successful instructors tend to show solid classroom-administration abilities, while the sign of the unpracticed or less powerful educator is a sloppy classroom loaded with understudies who are not working or focusing.
History: it’s a free web service that anyone can access with their personal google account. This webs service is for schools, universities, non-profit organization or any individuals. Google classroom makes simple, safe and easy for all the learners to relate to their instructor online anywhere, anytime and anyplace. It was introduced on May 6th, 2014 as a feature of G Suite for Education and officially released publicly on August 12, 2014. Google announce a classroom Application programming interface and share points websites on June 2015 and finally in March 2017, Google allows each and every individual google account holder to access Google Classroom for creating and teaching. It combines all the google apps such as google drive for saving and giving assignments and projects to the learners, google sheets, google docs, google slides, google calendar, Gmail and google search. Its easy to use, even through mobile apps, which is available for ios and android user. Teachers can screen the advance for every understudy, and in the wake of being reviewed, instructors can return work, with remarks, for the understudy to change and enhance the task. Educators can present declarations on a class stream, where understudies can remark.
Benefits of using Google Classroom:
- Easy to organize.
- Eco-friendly: saves times and specially paper
- Well organized
- Better way to get feedback
- Good communication
- Safe, secure and affordable
- Cost effective
- Archive documents
How assessable the Google Classroom is?
Teachers and students can also sign in to Google Classroom with their G Suite for Education accounts. Its helps in grading process also. There are many grading categories. Teachers can assign them task and based on that they can grade students accordingly. Teachers are having options to check and monitor students progress of learning and implementing and once students have been graded than only teachers will be having the access of editing the assignment. About the communication and interaction with students than well its quite easy for the teachers as all the announcements can be posted for all the stream and students can also comment on it. Both teachers and students can post any videos, links or any files through google drive. It’s a good online discussion platform. Well for easy access Gmail is connecting to make communication simpler.
As in school’s parents meet are there, here in Google Classroom Teachers can also invite parents through their domains asking parents and guardians to sign up and can mail about student’s progress, their missing works, their achievements and theirs upcoming activities. Parents will also be notified about the posting in streams by teachers.
Google Classroom is alike normal school, its just taking education into advance level where anyone can learn at anytime and at any place. Its not a limited classroom where limited students will be there, many numbers of students can sign in and it will be a huge platform where many ideas will collaborate together to form a new idea and gentle learning will be created.
How to set up a Class and Add students in the Classroom?
Follow the Steps for that (Teachers):
Step 1: Get Log in to classroom.google.com.
Step 2: Create class by selecting the Create Class Option and by filling all the details.
Step 3: Adding students by selecting “Invite Student”. For different class teachers can add students differently. Once students are been added, the list will show in “students” tab.
If teachers have the email address of each and every students than he/she can create group and can link it with Google classroom or can individually invite the students or else let students can join by using teacher’s unique class code.
For Students they can login automatically by teachers or by teacher’s unique code, they have to self-login themselves. Students can choice their own class by using the “Menu” option. The “Menu” option will direct students to check about their classes, assignments and announcement.
Let’s start the Class
How to Assign task students
Step 1: Create different folders for all classes according to the streams in home screen. It will track record of past and upcoming assignments.
Step 2: Teacher can change theme (cover picture) according to the stream for all the different class.
Step 3: One can customize all the class by adding content and basic information in option “About”.
Step 2: Select create Assignment option to assign assignment in very stream.
Step 3: Fill in the task and specify time and date using Google calendar.
Step 4: Attach the materials such as documents, links or videos which are relevant to task and which will help students in completing their task.
Step 5: Make a copy of the assignment attached for each and every student.
Step 6: Every class folder will have sub folder for every assignment. Once students start submitting their assignments, it get automatically organized in assignment folder.
Teachers can able to see how many students have seen or turned in or not turned in for the task. They also can know the status of the assignments.
Teachers will start reviewing the task and will grade accordingly. Once grading is done, teachers will share their feedback with individual students, or else can return the work to individual students to modify it and to resubmit it.
In Educational Institutions notice or announcement plays an important role.
In Google Classroom though notice board is not there but Announcement Section or Folder is there where the entire announcement is posted with due time and date. Only teacher have the access to allow the number of classes to receive the announcement.