Google has just announce a ton of updates to Google Classroom, Meet and Chromebooks.

TechCrunch has a nice summary of them here: Google to roll out slate of over 50 updates for Classroom, Meet and other online education tools

And, of course, Google itself has its own direct announcements:

Chromebooks get an education refresh

A peek at what’s next for Google Classroom

Here are two things that stood out for me:

Teachers and students (on web, iOS and Android) will soon be able to customize Classroom assignments and posts using rich text formatting — including bold, italics, underline and bullets.



We’ve built a screen recording tool right into Chrome OS that is coming in the latest Chromebook update in March. With this tool, teachers and students can record lessons and reports in the classroom and at home.


I’m adding this post to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom, but I badly need to revise that list.  All the links near the bottom are up-to-date, but the top ones are very old.