Friday, August 19, 2016

Google Apps for Education Updates

Google Apps for Education has updated a variety of resources this summer. These updates include some great enhancements for teaching and learning.
Here is a quick list of some of the most popular updates for teachers and students. (Click on the links to learn more about each resource.)

1. Google Forms Now Has a Quiz Option
Many of us have used Flubaroo and Superquiz to support assessment with Google Forms over the past several years. Google has now made it even easier to create and grade quizzes using Google Forms.
Teachers can organize the class stream by adding topics to posts, and teachers and students can filter the stream for specific topics.

3. Add Images to Form Question
Teachers can now add images to questions or as multiple choice answers.


4. Google Expeditions Continues to Grow
With over 200 Expeditions available, we’re excited for them to experience these virtual field trips on more devices. Students will soon be able to experience expeditions across multiple devices without the VR Viewer.


5. Google Cast for Education
A new Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom.


6. Google Classroom Email Notifications for Parents and Guardians
Once invited by a teacher, parents and guardians can receive automated daily or weekly email summaries of student work and class announcements.


7. Annotate in the Google Classroom Mobile App
Using annotations, students can complete assignments, sketch out math problems or even create visuals of creative ideas directly on their devices.

8. The New Google Sites
Google sites has been updated. Early adopters can now create sites using the new and improved interface.


9. Training for Google Apps
Interactive training and walkthroughs, right within Google Apps