Taking your class online can be exiting if you know, how to incorporate all the features of live class online. Many instructors are using the Zoom as platform to conduct online classes, but there must be a platform to incorporate all of the features of live class to make the online class effective.
For example, you take attendance, you assign assignments, there are quizzes and tests, there are presentations, discussion, you may show a video in the classroom, you may conduct assessment and grade the students based on the performance. So, all of these need to be incorporated into the online class.
Google has the best of ecosystems to personalize the learning experience and manage it in a more effective way. In this blog I will be explaining the various app, tools and add-ons that are available in Google to organize your TLM and access the resources in an efficient way.
Google is a reliable and a powerful company which is constantly updating its features, it has also integrated Google classroom with Meet in its recent updates. Google classroom – a easy to use tool which is available for free. It allows teachers and students to share and view the resources, materials, and assignments, have discussion and much more.
G Suite for Education
This is a free suite for communication and collaboration of learning anywhere, anytime, on any devices. It has secure, flexible and easy to use tools for education.
For Storing and access
To store and access docs on and offline without losing any data or resources. Back up all of your content and resources to the cloud and access your files anytime and anywhere. You can easily share the documents from drive with others.
You can store Photos of events happening in class in Google Photos
For resource sharing
An Editable documents similar to MS Word which help you easily format text and paragraphs.
A spread sheet similar to MS Excel to make your data with meaning full with built-in formulas, colorful charts and graphs.
An interactive whiteboard system with touchscreen display for collaborative online class.
Which can make your class more interactive with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and many more.
An effective tool to Communicate with students, parents and teachers.
It is a video-communication service developed by Google. It is one of two apps that constitute the replacement for Google Hangouts, the other being Google Chat
For Classroom management
A free web service from Google for schools that simplifies creating, distributing, and grading assignments. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.
The updated features include
• Pin, mute, or remove participants during a meeting
• Disable in-meeting chat and set restrictions on who can present
• Block anonymous attendees by default
• Get students participating in virtual classes with hand raising and digital whiteboards
• Keep students focused on learning with blurred or customized backgrounds
For Assessment and quizzes
Assign assessments to students and they can submit the same.
The assignments are Graded with integrated rubrics and personalized feedback
For collecting Data, Attendance, Quick poll, Quiz and much more.
A note-taking service and to set reminders of TO DO task included as part of the G suite.
A time-management and scheduling calendar service, it also allows you to create and edit events.
For Web Apps, Add-Ons and Extensions
A web browser which has plenty of Add Ons and Extensions to assess variety of tools and apps form the web store. This includes adding new features or modify existing program which help you to personalize and make it more convenient for the user. All this tools helps to enhances the functionality of the online class.
Few useful apps for online class are :
App help you easy Record Screen and take Screenshot anywhere
Text to speech
This applications to read the text on your screen aloud, it has around 220+ voices across 40+ languages.
Speech to Text
This service enables you to easily convert audio and voice into written text.
There are more that 300 LMS (learning management system) But, Google Classroom incorporates all the features of a live classroom like – Attandance, Assignment, Assessment, Quiz, Presentation, Group Discussion, Video recording, Grading and Cloud Storage.