Google adds new education tools to enhance classroom learning

Google has launched four new tools such as Expeditions, Google Cast for Education, Quizzes in Google forms and new Creative apps on Chromebooks. These tool will help teachers not only to engage effectively but also empower students with all the required skills.

Expedition is a mobile app launched in 2015, which enable students to participate in Virtual Reality trips. The app has been used by over a million students in over 11 countries. This app is now available for public consumption with 200 expeditions. Students will be able to participate in Virtual Reality journeys to lands far and wide, and can enjoy an immersive experience. Meanwhile, Google is also planning to sell Expedition kits directly to select schools.

With Google Cast for education Chrome app, both teachers and students will be able to easily cast their screens from anywhere in the classroom. This app eliminates the need for complicated projectors that are usually in the front of the room. Moreover, the app offers a capability to carry audio and video through complex school networks and integrates with Google Classrooms.

Google Forms enable teachers to automatically mark grades to multiple choice questions and checkbox questions. This will not only provide transparency but also streamline the entire process of checking and grading. Moreover, teachers will be able to add explanations, supplemental websites or review videos and students can get quick feedback on their answers.

Google also launched a series of creative apps on Chromebooks such as Soundtrap, WeVideo and Explain Everything, which enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the curriculum in their own unique voice.

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Google has been working closely with students and teachers to spread education. Recently, Google launched a Android Basics course through Udacity for students who are new to the world of programming and want a head first start to Android development.

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