Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gooey over Goobrics!

This is not a brand new tool BUT it has been reworked to be even more useful to the teacher. As a science teacher I have much less writing to assess than my English and Social Studies counterparts. A few weeks ago, a SocialStudies colleague wanted to try "this Doctopus Goobric thing."

I had heard of this tool but never looked into it. BOTTOM LINE three tools combine as one to make life more efficient for a rubric grading facilitator of learning.

Video tutorial embedded at END OF POST

Google Classroom organizes classroom content and delivers it to the student as well as stores turned in assignments to Google Drive.

Doctopus sets up all the scripts to take assignments from Google Classroom and links to connect students and teacher and vice versa... all this information is stored on a single google sheet.

Goobric connects the rubric of choice (template or teacher created) to the student assignment on the same screen. The teacher sees the rubric up top, the student assignment is on the bottom and feedback is on the right.

Doctopus App & Goobric Extension
This tool is a perfect digital fit that changes the way feedback is offered from teacher to student with rubric assessment. This tool empowers the teacher to grade and offer feedback from an ipad, chromebook, computer as they assess the artifact... rather than carry crates of paper copies. Immediately following assessment the teacher can publish it and it is shared instantly back to the student... rather than hand deliver each during instructional time. The transfer is digital and the completed rubric is attached to the assignment for the student to challenge, reflect and apply to the next assignment.

The best part of this tool is that it works seamlessly with Google Classroom so it removes even more steps to set up for the teacher. Set up is simple and requires three steps. The teacher that inspired this post has 17 years experience and self proclaims digital dumbness (although the actions this teacher has already invested are paying dividends!)

This ASSESSMENT TOOL benefits...

The teacher because it removes clerical steps in collecting and delivering feedback manually. Organizes feedback and archives student work as artifacts for evaluation or demonstrating student growth. 

The student because it integrates with google drive/classroom seemlessly and is very clear regarding feedback and assessment marks.