Teacher Tech blog with Alice Keeler

Paperless Is Not a Pedagogy

Alice Keeler

Google Classroom: 6 Students Finished After I Reviewed

students done after I reviewed
Google Classroom: 6 Students Finished After I Reviewed

students done after I reviewed

Reviewing Submissions After You Previously Reviewed

I return return return in Google Classroom. My goal is to have my Done counts be zero. I scroll the Stream in Classroom looking for any “Done” number that is not zero and pounce on it. Fast feedback matters. I don’t wait for the due date to give feedback. As often as possible, I try to respond right away to students.

6 Done

I got my Done counts to zero the other day. Looking this morning I see that for assignment #018 there are 6 new submissions.

6 done

What I was doing for this assignment is having them make a Google Doc where I was making in document comments. Those comments are invisible if I do not return the students work BEFORE I leave the comments.

Folder Icon

If I have an assignment with individual documents (I try to avoid doing that, you have to open those!) I use the folder icon in Classroom to view them all from Google Drive.
Folder icon in Google Classroom


Before I leave comments in the students’ documents, I return the documents first.
Return first

Last Opened by Me

I sort my Google Drive by “Last opened by me.” I also sort it Z to A so the ones I’ve opened go to the bottom.
Last opened by me

In Google Drive, any documents I have not reviewed have a minus sign. It is easy to make sure that

Minus sign says get on it

Drive20 Chrome Extension

I press on the Drive20 Chrome extension to open the top 20 documents. I actually have right clicked on the extension and went to options and changed the default from 20 to 7.

Last Edit

In the Google Doc next to the Help menu is a statement “Last edit was made ….” and if it does not say by me, I know the student was the last person to edit the document.
last edit made by

it was me who edited last

Last Modified

I then switch my Google Drive to sort by Last Modified. I want to check that the list of documents says it was last modified by ME. If not me (I blurred out the names) then I want to check those documents.
last modified


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