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Control Alt Achieve: Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

Control Alt Achieve: Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs
One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to leave comments in the margin. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students when grading their work. You can offer suggestions, point out areas that need correction, highlight great work, and even provide links to additional resources or videos. As great as that is, one of the challenges has been getting easy access to your list of comments. Over time, you may have collected quite a large list of often used comments. Rather than have to type them in each time, it would be much easier if you could simply pull up the list and copy and paste the comments you need. Certainly there are creative ways to accomplish this, such as having another Google Doc with all the comments listed, and then switching back and forth between that Doc and the one you are grading. Thankfully though there is now an even easier way to do this. Step #1 - Creating Your Comment Lists in Google Keep Step #3 - Adding Your Comments from Keep to Docs

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