One of my favorite features of schoolytics.com is the ability to start grading my Google Classroom assignments. This keeps me from falling into a pit of being behind on grading.
Schoolytics Free for Teachers
If you are a Google Classroom user please sign in for free to Schoolytics. You simply sign in with your Google account and sync your Google Classroom classes.
Start Grading Tile
On the home screen of Schoolytics is an option to “Start grading.” Click on this to view a list of assignments that have been submitted by students.
Percent of Assignments Graded
The percentage of assignments graded is the most motivating. I try to always keep it at 87% or better. When I check Schoolytics each morning and I see the percent dip down it motivates me to catch up and keep on top of student feedback. It is very satisfying.
One thing that contributes to me saving hours is that Schoolytics defaults to “All classes.” I can select a single class or a subset of classes.
Sort by Turned In At
The table of assignments that are submitted can be sorted. Click on any column header to sort by that column. I sort by “Turned In At.” I want the most recently turned in assignments to be at the top. While I take a LIFO (last in, first out) approach to grading, you may want a FIFO (first in, first out) approach. Clicking on the column header the first time sorts A to Z (FIFO) and clicking on it again sorts it Z to A (LIFO).
Links to Google Classroom
The assignment titles link to Google Classroom. I click on them and the assignment opens in a new tab. Unlike on the Google Classroom “To Review” page, I do not lose my place. I can seamlessly review work from 1st period and 7th period “at the same time.”
Notice the Filters
At the top of any schoolytics.com page is the ability to filter the table. You can filter by date range, by group, or by class.
Grade Faster in Google Classroom
Complimenting the features in Google Classroom with a free Schoolytics account will help you to spend more time working with students and less time chasing down assignments.