This week we are sharing a special Back to School episode of The Google Apps Show. This episode highlights how to use some exciting new features of Google Apps for Education including Google Cast, Google Classroom Updates, and Google Expeditions.
Here is a brief overview of the video segments:
Jenny discusses Cast for EDU (http://google.com/edu/cast-for-edu), which was the #1 request from educators last year. Teachers can move around the class interacting with students 1:1, and students can share their screens with the click of a button.
Parents and guardians can now receive daily or weekly email summaries of their student's progress. This makes it easier for parents to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the classroom. (http://googleforeducation.blogspot.com)
Recently, the Google Education team launched the annotation feature, which helps students understand complex problems such as math or science through a whiteboard-like feature. Annotations are also great for teachers too. Teachers can quickly grade assignments by writing directly on the student’s work, or highlight the most important passages in a text or novel.
Lastly, we discover Google Expeditions (https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/). Students can discover the human cardiovascular system or the Himalayas in Bhutan. Since we launched Expeditions, more than 1 million students across 11 countries have been on one of these virtual field trips.
For the latest EDU announcements and updates, check out http://googleforeducation.blogspot.com/
Have a great weekend!