Yesterday afternoon Google made an announcement that had some academics on Twitter buzzing. That announcement was that Google Classroom now has add-ons for academics to make use of. These add-ons are speculated to make it simpler to entry widespread instruments like EdPuzzle, WeVideo, and Pear Deck from Google Classroom.
However earlier than you get too excited, on the finish of the announcement Google talked about that add-ons are solely accessible in faculties which have Google Workspace for Training Plus version or Educating & Studying Improve. In different phrases, it is solely accessible within the paid variations of Google Classroom.
For those who do have Google Workspace for Training Plus, the brand new add-ons appear like they may very well be useful to you. From a classroom administration perspective, the add-ons ought to make it simpler to get college students signed into instruments like EdPuzzle, WeVideo, Kahoot, and a dozen different widespread instructional know-how instruments. This is a bit video overview of Google Classroom add-ons.
For individuals who will likely be introducing colleagues to Google Classroom add-ons, Google provides this slide presentation.