Google Debuts Native Classroom App for Android and iOS, Slims the Gap Between Educators and Students

Just in time for the beginning of many students’ second school semester, Google has unveiled a native Classroom app for Android and iOS.

If Classroom sounds a little familiar, that is because the pedagogical service’s launch six months ago sort of slipped under the radar. Essentially, Classroom is a digital organizer that aims to make curriculum management as painless as possible for educators and their pupils. It facilitates the creation and collection of assignments paperlessly, of course, but also lets teachers send announcements, store project materials in dedicated Drive folders, and deliver real-time feedback and grades. (more…)

Gmail Update to Version 4.9 Brings Streamlined Google Drive Attachment Feature

A new update to Gmail brings a streamlined Google Drive file attachment feature, which should make sharing files from your account to another person a few seconds faster.

Before, users would hit “attach file” through an email draft, then select to share a file from Google Drive. Then, they would browse their Drive folders to find the file which they wanted to share. Now, users can select “Insert from Drive,” from the email draft,  completely skipping the part of attaching a file from within Drive. Convenient.  (more…)

Google Releases Updated Standalone Apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

While Google Drive is a centralized hub for storing and editing your documents in the cloud, Google wanted to make it easier for users to access specific types of documents while on the go. To do this, the company has released updated standalone applications for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. From now on, users can access their data sheets or word documents all from their own respective applications. (more…)