How I Use It
Google Classroom is a learning management tool that allows teachers to create classrooms to deliver assignments, directions, and tools for students in a digital format. My elementary students can easily see what assignments/projects they have, have digital access to the resources they need for those assignments/projects, and due dates. Students can turn in their work for grading and teacher feedback. There is even a resubmit capability for the students to resubmit their work once it is graded and then corrected or completed. The one feature that made it hard for our use at the elementary level is that it does not have an options for more of a standards based grading system. It would be nice to have a selection of grading system to be able to use for those users who don't use a percentage system for grading.
My overall opinion of this tool is that it has greatly improved since it first was introduced. It was easy for both teacher and students to use and for parents to see what the students were working on in class. I liked that it was easy to see who had turned in assignments and allowed me to give immediate feedback to students that came to them in an email when assignment was graded and returned. It also was helpful for students who were absent, because they could go right to Google Classroom and see what assignments they had and have digital access to the resources we were using in class.