In episode 36 of the EdTech TV Podcast I talk about focusing your grading to hit what matters. I also discuss Scannable for creating PDFs of loose papers.
Grade Like a Sniper
Most teachers, while well-intentioned, seem to take the “firebombing” approach to grading papers. Students papers end up so scratched up with red marks that it looks like the paper traveled straight through Hades and back.
The idea of grading like a sniper is to be precise and purposeful with your grading. Don’t worry about all the targets you could hit, but focus in on the one or two that are really important.
I also discuss the idea of positive grading – marking the paper up for what is going right instead of what is going wrong. I haven’t researched this much yet, so I’d love some feedback from any teachers who implement this method.
Scannable is an excellent and easy-to-use app that will help you convert all of your loose papers into easy to store PDFs.
- EdTech.tv –Scannable
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