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Google made two big announcements today.

I don’t think I can give an accurate description of Assignments, which is why I’ll just link to some other articles and embed a video about it below. It seems to me possibly like a way to assign and grade work if you don’t want to go through the trouble of creating a Google Classroom (it connects to your Google Drive and Docs) but, again, I might be totally mischaracterizing it. I’m wondering, for example, since I only have a few key assignments in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and I usually just have students share them with me, if Assignments might be worth me using, instead?

Here is an article about it (the video is embedded at the end of this post):

Assignments is from Google.

Originality Reports is the other new tool. It’s a plagiarism checker and also double-checks on citations. It is automatically part of Google Classroom, and it is also part of the new Assignments tool.

You can read more about it at:

Originality Reports is from Google.

Google’s new ‘Assignments’ software for teachers helps catch plagiarism is from TechCrunch.

Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism is from Venture Beat.


I’m adding this post to:

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive

The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism

Here’s a video from Google about their new tools: