Google Classroom just keeps getting better and better! The updates released this week are welcome additions for classroom teachers.
The biggest update, and definitely one of the most requested features is the addition of new question and answer discussions. You can post questions to your class and allow students to have discussions by responding to each other’s answers (or not, depending on the setting you choose). For example, you could post a video and ask students to answer a question about it, or post an article and ask them to write a paragraph in response. Other new Classroom additions include the ability to reuse content (announcements, assignments, or questions) and bump up assignments or announcements in the order they are seen on the page.
A big update scheduled for next month - Google Classroom will automatically create a Google Calendar for each of your courses and populate it with all content. It will be viewable in both Classroom and Calendar!