Google for Education is a new tool designed to make the life of teachers easier and education more accessible. The new concept released by Google aims to make the classroom a much more immersive environment that will make children want to engage more in classroom activity.
There are multiple uses for the new Google for Education tool. The overall idea is that children learn better when they are visually stimulated, and teachers are now able to share their screens on the devices of the students, play VR educational videos, and offer feedback and quizzes easier.
Screen Sharing Made Easy
The new Google for Education tool allows teachers to demonstrate the lesson by sharing their screen on the students’ devices. This grants the classroom the possibility of viewing any presentation much easier, their attention being focused on the screen in front of them.
The tool is easy to use in the sense that the teacher only has to launch the Google Cast, which is a Chrome app, and start their lesson. The app supports video and audio content, allowing teachers to hold control of the classroom activity even when a student joins the presentation.
Currently, the app is free to download, and it is compatible with Google Classroom. A beta version is already on the market, and it can be used on Chrome OS, Window, and Mac devices.
Paperless Feedback and Quizzes
Thanks to the new improvements to the Google Forms tool, teachers will now be able to give paperless feedbacks and quizzes to their students. The new format for examinations offers easy-to-design multiple-choice questions and tick-boxes, making the life of teachers considerably easier.
Field Trips in 3D
Field trips are usually a nightmare for teachers and a load of fun for students. The latter enjoy themselves by exploring new environments, while the first are regularly checking up on the kids, making sure that everybody is ok, and nobody is missing.
Thanks to Google Expeditions, which is an integrated part of the Google for Education tool, a classroom can visit historical landmarks or famous museums all from the comfort of their classroom.
The good news is that Google partnered up with TES to provide educational and valuable content compatible with Google Cardboard.
Check out the Google for Education presentation video featured below to find more details about the tool.
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