Doctopus and Goobric

Google Apps can make use of different scripts that can automate certain processes that can make your life as a teacher a lot easier.

 

DOCTOPUS

Doctopus is a script that can help you distribute and manage docs with students including being able to include feedback easily.  You can easily distribute a file to your students, create folders to put that file in and monitor usage of that shared file.  Once you have a Google Spreadsheet file with your roster of students that includes their Google email addresses, you can easily run the script and distribute the file you want to share with your students.  The script will create a copy of your file so that each student has their own copy that is shared with you instead of having one shared copy for the whole class

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The following video is a good walk through on how to use Doctopus.  There are a good number of videos out there so if this one does not work for you, I can find you another one. First make sure you have a Google Spreadsheet open with your students’ names and email addresses. In the Tools menu select Script Gallery and search for Doctopus.

Click on the install button for Doctopus.
After it installs you may see a window pop up asking for authorization, click “Authorize” and then click “Agree” when the next window opens.
You now have Doctopus installed and can use this script. Watch the following video to see how to use the script to send files to your students and organize them.

 

DOCTOPUS WALKTHROUGH

GOOBRIC

Goobric is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to use rubrics to grade Google Docs and share those rubrics with students.  Open the Google Chrome store and search for Goobric and install it into your browser.  (Yes you need to be using the Google Chrome browser, but this is a great browser to use.)

 

GOOBRIC WALKTHROUGH

 

Other Resources for Goobric and Doctopus

http://ipadsandbox.wikispaces.com/file/view/jlGoogleDoctopus.pdf

https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/southwest-iowa-summit/doctopus-goobric?pli=1

http://tech-three.blogspot.com/2013/03/doctopus-and-goobric.html

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/01/try-doctopus-for-managing-google.html#.UgzVlmT47fE

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