This is the 3rd post in a series looking at how Google Classroom is working and how it is evolving. You can also read the earlier posts here
So apart from experimenting on one or two this weekend was the first time I actually properly used the mark, feedback and return function of Classroom. As you can see from the tweet above this one class are not all using it, well they are but some chose to submit their homework in the traditional way of their exercise book and one student used their exercise book then scanned it and attached this to Classroom. I have to admit I have left it as optional for students to submit homework so it is interesting to see what is happening.
This time round I just looked at each students work and then recorded a mark out of 10 – you still can’t add a grade such as a letter e.g. A, B, C+ etc and then I wrote some feedback on the comment box when I returned their work.
However for work that is ongoing such as students working through preparing for a presentation etc I will be insisting they use Google Docs so that I can give feedback any time that I can as even if they haven’t submitted their work to you, you can still access it. This happened this time round by accident one of my students hadn’t submitted their homework and it was showing up late, I was still able to access it, they hadn’t finished it but I was still able to mark it and give feedback to them.
A good thing is that after I had marked all the homework I was able to download a copy of the scores for each student collated in a spreadsheet or as a live doc however something that you can’t do is aggregate all of the results of the assignments to date which would be useful. At the moment it appears you have to download each one individually then merge them together.
How are you using it at the moment? How do you think it can be improved? Once again I have also submitted this feedback to Google to help it evolve.