Saturday, April 12, 2014

iTeach808 Ask the Expert Workshop: Classroom in the Cloud with Doctopus, Goobric and Flubaroo!

Managing multiple student files is never an easy task.  Whether we're dealing with physical worksheets, large video files or digital other physical or digital projects... depending on how we organize ourselves and train our students... things can still get lost in the shuffle.

That's why I really appreciate how Google has helped me to become a better organized teacher by handling all of the paperwork for me so I can focus on curriculum development and assessment.

When I started using the Google Spreadsheets Add-on called Doctopus, my workflow got even better. Doctopus allows me to quickly take a template worksheet document I have and replicate and distribute a unique copy to each of my students.  I keep ownership of each file, can access the student documents 24-7 and can quickly grade and give feedback to individual students easily.

The school I teach at, Le Jardin Academy, we use rubrics exclusively to assess student work and give feedback.  An additional Google Spreadsheets Add-on Goobric (which works with Doctopus) allows me to assess students work using a pre-determined rubric.  This rubric gets inserted on the end of a students document complete with their score and feedback i've given them.

Sometimes I might need to assess students knowledge via a quiz.  Google helps me again by allowing me to create quizzes using the Google Forms tool.  Once i've created a form, I can also attach another Google Spreadsheet Add-on named Flubaroo which will automatically grade portions of the quiz for me.

Google Apps for Education Suite of programs including Drive, Docs and Spreadsheets and the Spreadsheet Add-ons has saved me lots of time and energy... giving me an opportunity to give that time back to my students in more useful ways!

Resources for the session 

Session Presentation File: Session Resource Folder

Session Back Channel:

Session Flubaroo Survey:  Presidential Survey

Link to a copy of the NEW Google Spreadsheets: Sample Spreadsheet to COPY(if needed)

Download Chrome:

Video Tutorials:

The following videos were created by Jay Atwood, an amazing Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer and Teacher.

The New Doctopus and Add-ons Gallery

Doctopus: Creating Class Folders

Goobric: Assessing Student Work

Flubaroo Overview

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