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Paperless Assignment Tools

Google Classroom Weaves Their Apps Together for Increased Organization

— May 7, 2014 — Social Good
Google Classroom is a new product in their Apps for Education initiative which is about 'more teaching, less tech-ing.' Launched alongside a suite of educational tools, this product lets teachers collect assignments online. Google Classroom combines Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to "help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently and communicate with their classes with ease."

Students can turn in paperless assignments for grading once they are added to the appropriate class. They can organize all their work in one place as well, doing away with overstuffed binders. Also, teachers have the option of making announcements online.

While this tool is being targeted within a traditional classroom setting, it could also be enormously useful for online classes in university and college.
Trend Themes
1. Paperless Education - There is an opportunity for developing more paperless solutions for education to help reduce waste and increase organization.
2. Integration of Productivity Tools - There is an opportunity to combine various productivity tools to create a solution that is even more efficient and user-friendly for educators.
3. Online Education - There is an opportunity for developing more solutions for online education to help make it more organized and efficient.
Industry Implications
1. Education Technology - There is an opportunity to develop and sell tools that help educators go paperless and integrate multiple productivity tools.
2. Productivity Software - There is an opportunity to develop software that integrates multiple productivity tools, making it easier for educators, students, and professionals to stay organized and productive.
3. Online Learning Platforms - There is an opportunity to develop and sell online learning platforms that make it easy and efficient for educators to teach and for students to learn and turn in assignments.
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