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 into the online gradebook is to have 2 windows side by side. Student work on the left, your gradebook on the right. I commissioned a programmer to create a Chrome extension specifically for teachers. Clicking the extension launches your gradebook in a window on the right hand side of your screen.
Install the Extension
Gradebook Split in the Chrome Webstore
Change the Settings
By default the Gradebook Split Chrome extension opens up to my website. You will want to change the options to have it link to your gradebook.
Copy Gradebook Link
Go to your gradebook. Use Control L to highlight the URL. Use Control C to copy the URL.
Set Gradebook Link
Click the Icon
While grading student work, click the Chrome extension icon to shrink your Chrome browser window to the left half of your screen. Your gradebook will automatically open up on the right half of your screen.