Google Classroom

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Rated 1.51652 From 1,953,478 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-08-25
  • New version: 2.2020.34201
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is an iPhone and Android Education App, made by Google LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 2.2020.34201 which was officially released on 2020-08-25. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,953,478 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 1.51652 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom. With the mobile app for iOS, students and teachers can view their classes and communicate with their classmates in real time. Students can open their assignments and work on them right from their iPhone or iPad. Teachers can keep track of who has turned in work and grade the assignment - at school or on the go. Students and teachers receive notifications when they have new content in Classroom, so they are always up to date. There are many benefits of using Classroom: Easy to set up Teachers can add students directly or share a code with their class to join. It takes just minutes to set up. Saves time The simple, paperless assignment workflow allows teachers to create, review, and grade assignments quickly, all in one place. Improves organization Students can see all of their assignments on an assignments page, and all class materials (e.g., documents, photos, and videos) are automatically filed into folders in Google Drive. Enhances communication Classroom allows teachers to send announcements and start class discussions instantly. Students can share resources with each other or provide answers to questions on the stream. Affordable and secure Like the rest of G Suite for Education services, Classroom contains no ads, never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes, and is free. Permissions Notice: Camera: Needed to allow the user to take photos or videos and post them to Classroom. Microphone: Needed to enable audio capture for recording videos to be posted to Classroom. Photos: Needed to allow the user to attach photos or videos to Classroom. Photos or videos posted to Classroom will be stored on Google servers in order to show them in Classroom.

Top Reviews

  • pretty good

    By Voodoo binger
    I really don’t understand all the negative reviews that this app gets. Nobody has ever complained to me about how the app is poorly functioning. I use this app in class and it really helps me. One of the only things I have a problem with is the way the platform is laid out. Sometimes I have trouble reaching my teachers assignments because the platform isn't laid out the right way and I can’t seem to figure it out. besides that Google classroom creates folders and organized sessions where you can easily get to your assignments. I really liked this app because I thought it was super easy to where it told you missing assignments, assignments that are due the next day or next week, and so on. or my favorite things about this is there is a to do list because it shows you every assignment that you are missing and have completed. I find this very helpful because sometimes I don’t feel like checking every single teacher‘s class and seeing if I have any assignments. I don’t know why people rate this so low. I’ve read a lot of reviews and they say that things are organized incorrectly, the app crashes and freezes a lot, etc. none of this has ever happened to me. anyway, if you’re reading this right now I think this is a great app and I totally recommend it to anyone who is struggling finding apps to keeping assignments organized. have a good day!
  • I like how it was before

    By CLS2002
    Ever since google added the “class work” section, it’s been more confusing. It was better with just one page and it had a check mark next to your completed activities. Now there is no way to see if you completed the activity, unless you tap on each separate assignment and see if it says “completed” or not. It was much better before the “class work” page. I don’t use it anymore, because of that. The class work page is annoying. It’s like having your main stream show up twice. And it doesn’t show you right there if your activity is completed or not. There’s no excuse because it used to have a green check mark, and you took away that simple convenience. When you first introduced the “class work” page, you allowed us to not use it if we didn’t want to use it and use it the original way. Now you make us use the class work page.
  • don't recommend

    By hello.there:)
    Honestly speaking this app is pretty unreliable and not very convenient. It spams you with multiple notifications for an assignment a few minutes before it's due, 1. How does that help the user, if your only notifying a few minutes before 2. One notification is more than enough. Also after an assignments due date has passed it is no longer shown in the to-do list that appears on the side of each class which makes the to-do list sorta useless because you don't really know what you have to do. Also many times the 'added' docs or drive folders to an assignment have been deleted or blanked out for me many times, or it'll show on my side but not on my teachers. It also doesn't notified me when a teacher has sent me a private message on an assignment and it won't notify my teacher when I answer so it takes a lot of time to communicate with teachers when they tell you ' only use google classroom to communicate with us'. Overall there are a lot of negative aspects to this app that make the learning process just that much harder. I will admit though it does the job you need done but also over complicates the process to an unnecessary degree which is why I feel a 1 Star review is fit for this app.
  • Great app for moms on the go and kids have to virtual learning

    By surfcity mom
    I am a VERY busy mom and can’t stay home all day for my kid to do virtual learning. I have to go the store, take kids, to practices, tutors, de, dentist and all the crap is mothers have to do. This app has been a godsend to me to be able to be on the go but still have my kid(s) participate without having to be stuck and home stressing how your going to do all this when you kid(s) have different class times, days and all the other add ones to our busy life style. I also love it because it notifies me when a new assignment is posted in their class and due date and what not. This helps me see what is still due and communication between teachers and students to ensure my kids are also aware of new assignments and communication. I have not tried adding anything my calendar from it or have my child work on their homework, but I love that my kids can still due zoom while we are on the road if need be. It makes it a HUGE stress reliever.
  • Suggestion for Notifications

    By Megalelo
    This is from the perspective of a teacher. I like that I can get notifications and emails when a student comments, and or turns in late assignments, or teachers in my classroom post something etc... When I get an email if I click on that link it takes me directly to that comment, question from the student...then I have to go BACK to my email to find another notification. I think there should be a notification similar to Facebook for the Stream, Classwork, or even the People tab. That way I have one spot to check all my notifications and activity in my classroom. It will feel more like a “checklist” that I completed all my notifications. Instead of getting bogged down with emails and checking it AND then going back to my inbox for more notifications. It’s 5 stars, because my suggestion is just a preference and Google Classroom has so many amazing features! Thank you!
  • What a Fantastic App! This App Deserves More Stars.✝️

    By namenotpublic
    Especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the google classroom app really helped me to keep my grades up. There are many features the app has that makes using the app very helpful for students. For example, there is a comments section so you can communicate with your class. This can help you contact students and teachers in your class if you can’t send an email or if you want your entire class to know. Another example of a feature Google Classroom has is that they have a section next to each assignment where you can privately send a message to your teacher right next to your assignment. This is very convenient because it lets you contact your teacher without other classmates seeing what you wrote to your teacher. This is better than sending a regular email because the comment is right next to the assignment.
  • Give clearer options

    By fixthisnowasap
    I actually thought this app was useful, and I’m sure it is for my teachers as well. I knew that when turned in on time, it says turned in. When resubmitted after the teacher returns it to you, it says resubmitted. And when you turn it in later than the set due date, it says that it is turned in late. I actually finished my work a few days before the due date and turned it in. Of course, it says turned in. But as few days passes, I learn tips and different ways to improve my work. I went back to change my work after the due date passed,thinking it wouldn’t change when i turned it in, and my teacher did not grade it yet. When I resubmitted, it says “turned in late” and when my teacher checked it later, I had one grade lower because of my late assignment. I want you guys to change that because it really puts down the students that actually worked hard and just want to change a few things. Since I already submitted before the due date, it should say “edited after due date” or something more clearer that hopefully wouldn’t be a dramatic change to my grade.
  • Online calendar?

    By ციც
    Ok so ik there was a trend a little while ago but this is a real issue. In my opinion you need to have some sort of notification that gets sent to the teacher when late work is finished. It is a hassle to have to send an email every i turn in late work. It would be easier for the teacher and students like myself if a notification was just sent to the teacher. Also, half the time i am scrolling because i cant find ONE assignment. So I honestly hope a search bar can be put so you can find assignments. My personal idea would be to have a button that would take you to a calendar, the calendar would be lile a normal one but you could check other months and not just the month that it already is. Then each of the days would have an assignment depending on when the teacher posted it. It would be an online calendar and the boxes would have the name of the assignment. You be able to click the assignment from there. That way it would be so much better for all of us. And it wouldn't change for the teachers. It would only affect how we find the assignments
  • A real review (not the fake review crap)

    By Supermeegaawesome
    A bunch of teens are writing fake reviews either one star or five stars but I’m going to give an actual helpful review. This app is really easy to navigate. It has all the classes and you can rearrange order and it has due dates and things. I mean I wish my high school used this app instead of canvas because google classroom is better than canvas. The few problems: if a teacher has a due date on a thing but I don’t actually turn it in then the rest of the year it will stay under missing. Yes this is more the teachers fault but it’s very annoying and idk maybe have a delete option so I can delete it from missing without having to turn it in. Same with to do and done and all the little tabs. I do like the archived classes options and it’s overall a easy to navigate helpful app. The 10 million emails is NOT helpful but whatever. 4 stars because it’s not perfect but it’s really great.
  • Love it! Needs notifications though.

    By sas232616
    I love using Google Classroom! It is very user friendly when working with any device. I especially love how I can access it on my iPhone, so I can grade student work on the go. One improvement I feel Google Classroom needs to consider is adding a Notification Center. The only way students are notified that the teacher has commented on their work or graded it is via email. Elementary students unfortunately do not keep up with their emails so this is not an effective way for them to receive feedback. Especially when thinking about the fact that many students are learning remotely during this pandemic, it is important that they have an easy way to see feedback and grades so they can improve their performance. Please consider adding a Notification Center directly in Google Classroom since this is where students spend majority of their time when working on assignments. Thank you!

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