Paperless Classroom





    Google Classroom is a new way to make your class more Googley. It wraps up the power of Drive and Google Apps into an easy-to-use package that will save you time and improve the student experience. Best of all it is a student-centered digital space that helps them stay informed, organised, on-task and gives them time to explore projects and assignments more deeply. This is a hands-on session in which you will take on the role of a student or a teacher and participate in your own Google Classroom. Together we will explore possible uses and also provide feedback directly to the Classroom team at Google on how they can make the product better suit our educational needs.

    • Students enrolled in classes - self enrollment or teacher enrollment
    • Classroom creates folders for each of your classes in Drive
    • Classroom creates folders for each assignment in your class
    • Classroom creates folders in student accounts for each class and assignment
    • Classroom allows students to turn in assignments
    • Teacher can grade assignments in Classroom, make personal notes to students, and email grades and feedback
    • Once a document is created, in order for the teacher to see it in their folder the students have to "open" the document
    • Teachers and students do not have edit rights at the same time on the document
    • No Search in classes to look back for assignments
    • No grade book option in Classroom yet


    Once you have handed out your assignment via Google Classroom and the students have opened them, you can grade them using Goobric.  

    Goobric is an online rubric that you can create using Google Spreadsheets.
    • Goobric makes the rubric-scoring of Drive assignments easier...
    • Allows rubric scoring from a browser popup window -- a seamless, paperless workflow!
    • Records all scores in a "RubricScores" sheet in your spreadsheet
    • Pastes the rubric grid and scores into the bottom of assignments (works only in Google Documents)
    • Auto-calculates average or latest score for each student in your Doctopus roster.
    • Emails rubric scores to students (optional)
    1. Watch this video on Goobric with Google Classroom
    2. Install the Goobric Chrome Extension if you haven't already.
    3. Authorize the Goobric web app
    4. Create a Google Spreadsheet as your Goobric/Rubric  - Example - Keep cell A1 blank
    5. Start from a blank spreadsheet and install the Add-On Doctopus
    6. Launch Doctopus and follow the directions on the side screen
    7. When choosing a Roster - select Ingest from Google CR Assignment

    8. Follow the prompts and your spreadsheet will be created
    9. Attach a Goobric
    10. Open each document from the spreadsheet and click on the Goobric one eyed monster extension in your omin box 
    11. Grade the assignment by filling out the Goobric
    12. The spreadsheet will collect the scores you enter into the Goobric 



      There, Their and They're

      If you create a multiple choice quiz in Google Forms, Flubaroo with grade the spreadsheet of answers for you and it can email the grades and any personalized feedback to the students.

      1. Create a Google Form with your multiple choice questions.
      2. Make sure you check the box at the top that requires students to be signed in to fill out this form/quiz. This will collect their username/email address on the spreadsheet with the answers.
      3. Make sure the questions you as are required questions.
      4. Take the quiz as the teacher, this will serve as your answer key 
      5. Have the students take the quiz 
      6. Install the Add-On Flubaroo on your Spreadsheet 
      7. Launch Flubarro and walk through the wizard.


      Autocrat takes anything that is written in one row of a spreadsheet and, using a mail merge, creates a Google Doc or PDF with any formatting you choose. It can really personalize any feedback you have for students, parents or other teachers based on information in a spreadsheet.
      1. For example, when grading a student project, you can start with a spreadsheet of student names and email addresses.
      2. In the first row of the spreadsheet have column headers of Student First Name, Student Last Name, Student Email and then any other titles of work or assessments or projects that you may want to give feedback for. You can really title the spreadsheet column with anything you want to include in your mail merge. NOTE: The column headers can not have ANY punctuation in them. Autocrat will have an error if you have any question marks, commas, parentheses, colin etc)
      3. Type in any personalized feedback that you want to give to the person listed in First Name/Last Name.
      4. See the sample spreadsheet here with fictional student data
      5. Next, make a Google Doc that has merge tags (<< >>) where you want the spreadsheet information to go. I usually name my Google Doc with the word Autocrat Template in it so when I search for it I can find it. Remember NO punctuation in these merge tags.
      6. See the sample Google Doc here with merge tags.
      7. Next you go back to the spreadsheet and click on Add-Ons and Get Add-Ons
      8. Search for Aurocrat and Click + Free and Add - you may also have to authorize it
      9. Go to Add-Ons, Autocrat >Launch
      10. Watch the video below for a tutorial on how to run Autocrat


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