Friday, November 20, 2015

Managing Collaborative Classrooms via Doctopus & Goobric

Doctopus is a Google Sheet add-on available through GAFE (Google Apps for Education). Created by a veteran teacher to improve teacher collaborative workflow, Doctopus enables educators to manage student assignments within a class roster and provide personalized feedback. Educators using Doctopus can install the Goobric Chrome extension to attach rubrics within Doctopus assignment sheets. Goobric  provides an efficient rubric assessment system when evaluating student products to include Documents, Presentations, Sheets, etc.

Doctopus in Action: A chemistry teacher uses Doctopus with his students to evaluate lab reports. Students fill out a Google form at the beginning of the year to include student names and GAFE mail addresses. Using this roster, the teacher uses Doctopus and Goobric to attach a rubric and monitor student progress. The teacher provides comments regarding a student's work and a notification is sent to the student's email alerting the student of teacher feedback and that the lab report was graded.

Digital Learning Platform: Doctopus & Goobric increase collaboration and feedback mechanism, improving the overall cognitive experience for each student.

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