Using Google Classroom is an effective way to engage students both independently and collaboratively. Google Classroom features both allow and encourage students to take ownership and individuality in their work. Utilizing Google Classroom allows students to develop real world skills such as organizational and time managment.
Once students are provided with an assignment, the are then able to use their Chromebooks, tablets, (or other devices) to research, write and produce their final project. Features included in Google Classroom allow for prompt feedback from instructors and classmates along with constant monitoring of progress,
I have found that Google Classroom works especially well for older students and students who desire enrichment both of whom are generally able to work independently.