How I Use It
This product can be used with students to create a paperless classroom. Google Classroom integrates seamlessly with Google Apps for Education / Google Drive. Post announcements and assignments. Share Google docs, slides, drawings, sheets, directly through an assignment. Classroom discussions can be facilitated through the stream. New features are being added continually. For collaborative classrooms, co-teachers can be added to your class. You can now add question driven discussions, reuse posts, and save drafts to be posted at a later date. Coming soon (Sept 2015 as posted on the Google Apps Update Blog) will be calendar integration. Classroom will create calendars for each class. When an assignment is posted with a due date, it will automatically be added to the class calendar.
Classroom is a great instructional tool that can be used to facilitate student driven learning in your instruction. If you are working to flip your classroom and move toward a more paperless classroom, this tool can help you achieve your goal.