Ladder of Feedback. Google Docs: Grading Tips & Tricks. Google docs has made it possible for me to go paperless. The decision to remove paper from my life has been liberating! Whenever I train teachers, I share my enthusiasm for a paperless classroom. My cries of joy and excitement are sometimes met with grunts and skeptical looks. I’ve met several teachers using Google docs, who still collect hard copies of assignments and essays to grade by hand. They are concerned that grading online will take longer than grading by hand. I disagree. I want to share three tips and tricks I’ve used to make grading digital writing more efficient than hand grading student work. 1. Teachers can set specific preferences in their docs to tell the computer to automatically substitute one thing for another. This screencast below will show you how to set your preferences!
2. Keyboard shortcuts are such a simple way to expedite the grading process when teachers are editing and assessing work on a Google doc. Mac shortcuts – click on the image to find more shortcuts! 5 Tips for a More Meaningful Rubric.