How we use Google Classroom to set work for students to complete at home
When your child joins the academy, they are given an academy Google account. This gives them access to:
- Google Classroom – where we set ‘assignments’ for students to ‘turn in’ – this is where students can find their homework (we prefer to call these Independent Learning Tasks), and also any classwork set (e.g. if students are self-isolating and need to complete at home).
- Gmail – to email their teachers
- Google Drive – to store their files in the cloud
- Google Docs, Google Slides and other apps to write essays, create presentations and more.
These tools work on different devices like desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. They even work on games consoles – plug in a keyboard to make them into an extra computer!
They work on Windows, Android and Apple devices.
You can download the app versions. But they also work well in web browsers like Chrome or Microsoft Edge.