Google Classroom is what I use on a daily basis for my students. I am able to upload their syllabus, their rubrics for each project, announcements, assignments, receive assignments, and have a class discussion all in one site. I have really learned to rely on this for when students are out and may have missed an assignment, notes, or just daily instructions. It also helps me not have to run off 100 copies of things that I know will get lost and I will have to make more copies. This for me is a blessing. I also love that when there is an assignment due I require my students to turn it in to classroom. I can easily see who hasn't turned in the assignment, who turned it in late, and then to read all the posts I have all in one place. I don't have to keep up with papers, or files. Google classroom has created a wonderful site. On top of having all assignments in one place, I like holding class discussions, like on blackboard. I have some students who have opinions and ideas, but are too afraid or unsure to speak in class. This discussion piece has allowed those students to be heard and be apart. They can't be anonymous, but they are less unsure of themselves. I will recommend this site to any and every educator, because it is a wonderful site and can be use for literally any class.
1. Students are able to use more than just the Microsoft programs that are generic on computers for assignments.
2. More creativity can be sparked from using Web 2.0 sites, because more interaction can be done.
3. Accommodations can be easily made due to some sites having instructions that explain exactly what to do.
1. Students may get board if the same sites are used over and over again.
2. Sites might not be able to use outside the classroom, due to the lack of technology within a child's home.
3. Less face to face peer interaction because there is now screen interaction.