Tag Archives: grading

Google Classroom: Grading Options

Google Classroom has added some new features this week (December 2015) that make grading in Google Classroom a little easier. While I always recommend you do NOT put grades in Google Classroom, if you do use Google Classroom for grades you may be interested in these updates. Edit Points After creating an assignment, you can […]

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Google Classroom – Grade the Folder

Something I am very curious about is if kids at the front or the end of the alphabet have an advantage when it comes to digital grading. Let’s be honest, we do not grade the top of stack of papers the same as the bottom. The stack of papers was not in any particular order […]

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Rubrics: Creating a List of Your Rubrics

If you use rubrics for your assignments it can be handy to have a list of all of your rubrics in one place. Of course, a spreadsheet is the best answer for organizing information. Google Sheets Create a new spreadsheet in Google Sheets to organize your rubric list. RubricTab If you use rubrics you will […]

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Google Classroom: Let’s Make the Grade

Google Classroom allows you to assign work and collect it. What Google Classroom does not have (thankfully) is a gradebook. This allows you to use Google Classroom with whatever gradebook system you have. Research shows that students value high-quality feedback over simply receiving a score or letter grade. Google Classroom makes it easy to quickly […]

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#flipclass Giving Students a Voice in Their Assessment

The grade or points a student earns on an assignment is influenced by the person assessing it. Given the same assignment different teachers would value things differently. One teacher might give the assignment an A another a D. Some of the reasons could be ambiguity of the directions, misinterpretation of the directions, student creativity with […]

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A Point is NOT a Unit of Currency

A dollar has a fixed value. Points for assignments do not. On a 3 point assignment a single point has a lot more value than on a 100 point assignment. I think sometimes we are in the mindset of “taking off a point” when students miss something on the assignment regardless of the number of […]

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Using Google Forms Instead of Worksheets

As a follow up to my post on not posting PDF’s of worksheets for students to annotate, here are directions for providing students feedback via a Google Form. Create a Google Form Instead of asking students to annotate a PDF, type the short answer questions into a Google Form. This should be quicker for students to […]

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Stop Uploading PDF’s and Digital Worksheets

I have received several tweets about how cumbersome it is to have students work with PDF’s in a digital format. I am going to be blunt, uploading your worksheets to PDF’s and putting them online is not a 21st century lesson. This is substitution on the SAMR model. It is a pain to manage digital worksheets. […]

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Chrome Extension – Gradebook Split

The Chrome Extension Gradebook Split automatically places your students digital work on the left of your screen and opens up your gradebook on the right hand side of the screen. When grading student work that is digital, the challenge can be efficiently entering feedback and scores into the gradebook. The trick to entering feedback and scores […]

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Google Classroom: Provide Feedback Faster

The faster you provide feedback for students the more motivated the students are and it increases learning opportunities. When using Google Docs I need to know when students have worked on a document or have submitted a document. Unfortunately Google Classroom does not have a list of recently submitted work. (Yet, the fine folks at […]

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My Google Classroom Feedback Workflow

Using Google Classroom to provide students feedback and grade has significantly improved my efficiency. Here is my workflow. Locate the Assignment in the Stream For the assignment that you want to provide feedback on, locate the assignment in the Google Classroom stream. Choose Student Click on the first student in the list. This will reveal […]

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Google Docs: Mark As Graded

When assessing student work done in Google Docs it can be a challenge to know which student documents you have looked at and which ones you still need to look over. When looking in my Google Drive folder with student work I need a system for looking at the titles of the files in Google […]

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Google Classroom: Grading with Drive’s Preview Mode

Google Classroom collects the students work for an assignment in a folder in Google Drive just for that assignment. This means that you are able to find all of the documents for students in a single place easily. Especially at the high school level, the process for opening and commenting on each document can be […]

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Google Classroom: Sorting Student Scores by Student Last Name

For now, Google Classroom sorts students by their first name. This of course does not match how the students are listed on our rosters or in our gradebooks. If you are putting student scores into Google Classroom you can export the scores, per assignment. Click on Download Go into the assignment in Google Classroom. Click […]

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