Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Using Rubrics in Google Documents with Goobric

Rubrics are a lifesaver for teachers. When writing assignments need to be scored, there really is no better way than relying on a well-written rubric to give students feedback. If you are a rubric user there is the perfect add-on in Google Documents to help! It will require a little initial setup, a rubric written in a Google Sheet, a Sheets add-on, and a Chrome app and you are ready to send student feedback by attaching a rubric to the bottom of any Google Document, complete with score, comments, and even audio comments! Follow the steps below to get started!

Using Rubrics in Google Documents with Goobric

Before diving in, there are a few things to make sure you do.
    1. Decide that you will assign student work through a Google Sheets add-on called “Doctopus”. More info Here!
    2. Create a rubric in a Google Sheet and attach with a Chrome app called “Goobric”. More info Here!

Setup Doctopus:
  1. Open a blank Google Spreadsheet.
  2. Click on “Add-ons” and go to “Get Add-ons”.

  1. Search for “Doctopus”.

  1. You can also just click here: Doctopus
  2. Install the add-on.

Setup Goobric:
  1. Open a new Chrome tab.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Search for “Goobric” (or just click here: Goobric)

  1. Install the Chrome app.

Create a Rubric:

  1. Open a blank Spreadsheet.
  2. Create the rubric like this:
  • Rubrics should be built as a standalone Google Sheet, and  must follow a few simple rules:
    • The rubric must be in the first tab of the Google Sheet
    • Cell A1 must be left blank
    • The range of possible scores must go in the first row
    • The skills must be unique (no duplicates) and go in the left column

  1. Remember the name of this rubric.

Using Doctopus to Assign a Document: (More Help Info here)
  1. Make sure to already have the Document Template that you want students using created somewhere in your Drive.
  2. Open a new Spreadsheet.
  3. Click on “Add-ons” and click on “Doctopus”.

  1. Choose the “Mode”.
    • Ingest Google Classroom assignment (Use a Document attached to a Google Classroom Assignment)
      1. Here is a video showing the steps: Goobric with Google Classroom
    • Distribute Drive resources to a roster (assign a Drive Document Template to your class without Google Classroom)
      1. Here is a video showing the steps: Goobric without Google Classroom

Using Goobric to Attach a Rubric: (More Help Info here)

  1. Open the Spreadsheet that you made with Doctopus.
  2. Click on one of your student’s links to their Document.
  3. When the Document opens, click the “Eye” icon in your Omnibox.

  1. Score each criteria by clicking on the box that is appropriate for the work. Click on the next criteria at the top to move through the rubric.
  2. On the right you can type in text comments or record audio comments.
  3. Click “Submit” to send scores.

  1. Open the next student’s work and continue.
  2. This will put the rubric at the bottom of the student Document. If you run it again, it will attach another rubric below the first.

  1. In the Spreadsheet you will see the rubric scores and comments.

To see these directions in a Document, click here!