As most of the Google Classroom users in the district know two of the biggest drawbacks ti Google classroom have been that you cannot schedule when posts are available for students to see and parents do not have access to the site. Well on Tuesday May 3rd, Google announced some New Features to Google Classroom that will really help teachers and as a way to give thanks to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. to Google Classroom that will really help teachers. You can now create assignments and schedule them to be posted at a later date and in Fall 2016 Parents will have the ability to sign up for daily or weekly email notifications about their child’s progress.
Below are the original post from Google about the changes, a video from Tom Mullaney (Instructional Technology Facilitator at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Efland, NC) on How to Schedule Post in Google Classroom and if you can’t wait until the fall to get parents involved a video from Tom Mullaney describing how to Use Google Calendar to Allow Parents to See Inside your Google Classroom.