Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Comments in Google Docs

Almost all of my AP students now submit their essays to me via Googel Docs.  I love it because since they now are using the platform for a number of their assignments in school, they look to see when I have graded the assignment (which is easy since it bolds the title in their portfolio) and really take the time to look at my comments (which has not always been the case in the past).  But now as you can see from the video above the teacher (or the collaborator) can leave a comment and another person can respond (or more if there are several people working together on a group project) and then the comments can be deleted when the issue has been resolved.  For me this is an ideal way to improve a students' writing ability. 


MY MUSINGS said...

Do you find that your students don't get the discipline of "writing" that will be necessary when it comes to the exam? Curious as to your thoughts.

I rarely have any of my exams typed.

Ken Halla said...

I actually do not have them write online for the timed essays - only the take home comprehensive ones I use to cover an entire unit. Obviously I wish ETS would move to online tests, but that would be costly either to give every grader a laptop or to switch to at home grading like the SAT.