First of all, I want to express my gratitude to @mkcarnahan, @evolvewithkim, and @mrg_3 for the opportunity to share this incredible tool with you. I first heard of this neat tool at a recent Central Indiana Educational Service Center Teacher Leadership Certification (#ciesctlc) session from an Assistant Principal at College Wood Elementary in Carmel, Indiana, @ChrisLAtkinson. Mr. Atkinson shared some incredible ways to implement Google Scripting, specifically Doctopus, in the classroom to provide meaningful feedback to students within a class roster spreadsheet. I am passionate about purposefully immersing technology into the curriculum so I immediately jumped on the Google bandwagon and researched it to discover all the resources possible to learn about Google Scripting. As an Instructional Technology Coordinator at Westfield Washington Schools (WWS), my role is to support teachers by sharing effective technology tools that can be incorporated into the curriculum. A fantastic educator shared this tool with me and I'm just passing it along to you. Time is of the essence and I want to make it valuable by sharing tools that will benefit both students and teachers at WWS.
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I cannot talk about Doctopus without mentioning the amazing tool called Goobric. Doctopus and Goobric go together like salt and pepper. Goobric allowed teachers to build a rubric that goes with the assignment and share it with the students. Goobric also allows teachers to grade students work within the rubric and then send the results back to the students. WOW! I'm truly blown away by the magic of technology.
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Doctopus Demonstration by: Katie Grassel
Doctopus 4.0 and Goobric Walkthrough by: Jay Atwood
I hope you enjoy this tool, and please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @learnwithmaria if I can be of support to you in implementing this tool in your class.