Google Classroom is the easiest way to start with a blended classroom. Google Classroom allows you to assign work and collect it. You do not need to assign digital work to use Google Classroom. Use Google Classroom to post all of the task students need to accomplish. Post the directions and resources to allow students who are absent or need to revist an assignment to know what to do. Students can "Mark as done" each task to help them, and you, know they are on track. Google Classroom allows for providing students feedback, even on non digital work. Leave comments in assignments based on observations or from assessments. Students and parents can easily find feedback all in one place: Google Classroom.
Here are my top 10 blog posts on Google Classroom for 2016:
See my full list of Google Classroom blog posts at alicekeeler.com/googleclassroom