Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Using Rubrics in Google Classroom

Rubrics are a popular and helpful tool for assessment. You are probably already familiar with what a rubric is, but if not… A rubric is an evaluation tool that uses several criteria, rather than just one score, to assess a student’s skills or performance on a continuum of how well they have mastered those skills.

A rubric can be very helpful for you and your students:
  • It lets students know what is expected and provides detailed assessment feedback.
  • It also helps guide your instruction and encourages consistency when grading.

There are many tools for creating and using rubrics, but thankfully this feature is also built right into Google Classroom. To help out I have put together a short 7-minute video on using rubrics in Google Classroom including:
  • Creating a rubric from scratch
  • Reusing a rubric from another class or assignment
  • Importing a rubric from a Google Sheets template
  • Attaching a rubric to an assignment
  • Grading an assignment with the rubric

See below for the video with all the detailed steps, as well as a link to the Google Sheet rubric template.

Friday, September 25, 2020

What's New in Google - September 2020

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from September 2020, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our September 2020 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda with all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the last few months. This includes lots of new Google updates and Google resources for your class.

The monthly meetings are hosted by the Google Educator Group of Ohio, but are open to anyone from any location. The purpose of these meetings is to:
  • Connect Google-using educators
  • Share the latest Google Apps news and features
  • Provide tutorials, demonstrations, and how-to’s
  • Share best practices of how Google Apps is being used within schools
  • Ask questions and get answers
The video from the meeting is recorded and available for later viewing for those who cannot attend or connect live. See below to view the recorded video, agenda, and all the resources from the September 2020 meeting: