Today I came across a blog post which talked about the very recent pre-release of Google Classroom. In its beginning stages Google Classroom aims to provide more time for students to learn and teachers to teach. It provides a space accessible by all students which allows them to ask questions both inside and outside of school and also organises student assessments and feedback into individual folders.
I can see this being very useful for those of you who are teaching in a secondary context (not so much primary). No more paper assignments! However, one downfall is that for it to be free as it states, your education institution (i.e. school) needs to have subscribed to Google Apps for Education. But if your school has already subscribed to it, then bonus!
Below is a video which considers the benefits of Google Classroom.
Google. (2014, May 6). Previewing a new classroom by Google [Video File]. Video posted to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUiLc0If0CI