With a new propagandize year roughly underway, Google is launching a number of preparation features opposite a products. Many were announced progressing this year and are entrance out of beta, including a large revamp to Google Classroom, formating updates for Google Docs, and a apartment of new AR/VR features.
At a ISTE preparation discussion in June, Google announced a big update for a Classroom government apparatus that allows teachers to allot homework, while students can promulgate and contention assignments around an online portal.
Assignments can now be orderly by modules and units by a new Classwork page as a existent sequential “Stream” is re-focussing as a place for class-wide discussions and questions.
Also rising is a new grading apparatus to yield faster feedback around a collection of frequently used comments and quicker entrance to tyro submissions but carrying to open any record individually. A new People page creates it easier to perspective and control co-teachers, students, and parents.
We’ve introduced a Settings page for all category settings, so teachers have one available plcae to refurbish category descriptions, arrangement or reset category codes, control and control how students post on a Stream, and more.
Future updates for Classroom embody a ability to close a Chromebook’s shade when a ask is in swell to forestall students from switching to other apps or tabs. This fall, quizzes can also be combined right from Classroom instead of Google Forms.
Augmented and practical reality
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is Google’s initial Chrome OS inscription and only directed during a preparation market, as we noted in a review. This fall, it will supplement support for ARCore and a horde of protracted existence practice from Google Expeditions.
In a classroom, teachers can beam students by 800 VR tours from Google Arts Culture, a Smithsonian, and more. In May, Google combined 100 AR experiences to Expeditions that are useful for removing opposite concepts like tellurian anatomy by an protracted skeleton that students can travel around and correlate with.
Meanwhile, a 360-degree VR Tour Creator will support calm prisoner from Cardboard Camera on Android and iOS, as good as VR180 cameras.
Google Drive and Docs
New Docs updates concede for unresolved indents and environment specific indentations regulating a dialog box. This fall, students will be means to customize header and footer margins as a app gains a straight ruler.
Meanwhile, a Course Kit beta allows students to contention assignments right from Docs and Drive, with teachers means to give feedback. Similarly, a Science Journal app is adding Drive formation to concede students to conduct, document, and entrance experiments from any phone.