Why You and I Should Care About Updates to the Google Classroom API

Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, May 19, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Richard Byrne catches some important changes to the Google Classroom API. The API "update lets developers build applications that can access assignments, grades, and workflow in Google Classroom." Byrne adds, "What this means for end-users (teachers and school administrators) is that we could soon see better gradebooks and reporting systems that will eliminate the need to manually transfer grades into or out of the gradebook in Google Classroom." This speaks to what I was talking about near the end of my talk yesterday - applications in one cloud location using data that is actually stored in a different cloud location.

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