Providing student feedback is an essential part of any classroom. Here are several options for teachers to give students in-progress comments or other feedback.

The Basic Methods
  • Use the comments feature in Docs
  • Start with a template that has your rubric in it. Have students complete the rubric themselves before they submit it. You complete the rubric and add comments as needed.
  • Use the Read&Write Google extension to highlight various elements of the document.
Interactive Methods
Written comments often to do not give student a deep enough understanding of what you are trying to convey. Sometimes, you just want to explain it. Here are two methods that give you that chance.
  • Kaizena
    - This is a tool that allows you to record audio throughout a document. Teachers set up an account and then have students submit their Docs to a teacher box. 
  • Screencasting - You can also record yourself via a screencast and send students the URL of the video. This could be helpful if you wanted to show examples of changes, etc. Tools include: