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✔️ Grades matter. Then Einstein discovered there is no matter (and he received D's in school 🤔).
As we reach the end of one marking period and begin anew, it's important to understand what tools we have available to ensure accurate feedback and grading. This past year, Google added a dedicated gradebook to Classroom, located under the Grades tab. This post provides some tips on how to effectively use the gradebook feature to ensure students receive the feedback they need to improve.
"I find it difficult to keep track of what work students have turned in, what is graded, and what is missing."
Tip #1: Use the Gradebook in Google Classroom
Recently, our wonderful instructional coach Kim Glassman passed along information she received from PTHS English teacher Steve Roberts. An excerpt of that email is below:
The following is an episode of EDU in 90, Google's official introduction to the Classroom gradebook in 90 seconds:
Tip #2: Download assignment grades from Classroom and import into Genesis
This tip comes from Helen Fort Social Studies teacher Michael Martusus. He provided a method to download the grades from a Google Classroom assignment and import them into Genesis. A summary of the steps are outlined below:
Tip #3: Use Grade Transferer to transport grades into Genesis
Another option is to use the Chrome extension, called Grade Transferer, to "copy" the grades and "paste" them into Genesis. This extension not only works for Google Classroom, but many other educational tools, including ALEKS, Edulastic, ZipGrade, etc.
To install and use:
For more information:
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