Civil Disobedience in America

“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” Frederick Douglasss Note: I am no longer in the classroom; however, I want to share this lesson with all of you. I am now supporting English teachers with their instruction 🙂 Every year, both myContinue reading “Civil Disobedience in America”

Group Chat for Distance Learning

Hello everyone! I keep reading about a vast number of teachers feeling overwhelmed having to implement distance learning with such a limited amount of time to fully prepare. Although I do prefer to be in the classroom, I think we can make distance learning work for us and our students. In my previous posts, I’veContinue reading “Group Chat for Distance Learning”

AP Lang Scoring Rubrics W/Autocrat

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but as you can imagine things are going at a faster pace now. With state testing happening for the next three weeks and AP exams right around the corner, I am quite a busy bee at the moment. I have something new I want to share withContinue reading “AP Lang Scoring Rubrics W/Autocrat”

Grading w/ Doctopus & Goobric

As promised, here is what I am using right now to grade assignments such as paragraphs and essays. I introduce you to Doctopus and Goobric. Doctopus allows you to “ingest” assignment information directly from Google Classroom. This is an add-on feature on Google Sheets. While Goobric, attaches a digital rubric using chrome extension. Thus, youContinue reading “Grading w/ Doctopus & Goobric”

Weekly Homework Calendar

With so many ways to communicate with students about assignments and reminders, I found that the most useful way for me is Google docs. I post it on Google Classroom under the Stream feature (which I only use for announcements and this), and they can access it anytime anywhere. It also forces students to checkContinue reading “Weekly Homework Calendar”

Tracking Late Work

Late work is difficult to manage at the middle and high school level because of the amount of students per class. This semester I am going to use Google Forms for two main reasons. First, it will make grading late work more efficient because it will all be stored in one place. Secondly, it willContinue reading “Tracking Late Work”

Grading with Autocrat

Immediate feedback is essential and gratifying. I will use this primarily for presentations and socratic seminars. It’s fast and easy! Students will receive their scores immediately after their presentation or discussion. To distribute assignments with a graded rubric, I I use Doctopus and Goobrics, which I will blog about in a couple of days. WhatContinue reading “Grading with Autocrat”