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7 Strategies to Make Grading Easier

7 Strategies to Make Grading Easier | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Grading is time-consuming but necessary, so we have some techniques for making it more effective and efficient.
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I've used some of these techniques to make my grading more efficient (and fair), but some I hadn't tried, such as grading with a timer (to remain consistent and sane)..

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Save Time and Promote Learning? Yes, You Can!

Save Time and Promote Learning? Yes, You Can! | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teaching well takes time—time to prepare content and course materials, to interact with students in class, during office hours and electronically, to keep up with developments in the field, to grade and provide constructive feedback, and that just starts the list. Here are some time-saving strategies.
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5 ideas to help you speed up your grading and lesson creation-rubrics and peer review/grading are fav's of mine

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6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric | Edutopia

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric | Edutopia | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A format that provides students with personalized feedback and works to keep them from focusing solely on their grade.
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Looks really easy to use and good for both the instructor and students!

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‘Prof, I Need an Extension …’ Taking a Look at Student Excuses

‘Prof, I Need an Extension …’ Taking a Look at Student Excuses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
“My Dad’s in the hospital.” “I’ve been sick with the flu.” “My computer hard drive crashed.” Adjudicating student excuses takes the wisdom of Solomon.
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Interesting..and a very good list of common excuses used by students..

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What's "Hot" in Education? The Growth Mindset and Teaching without Grades

What's "Hot" in Education? The Growth Mindset and Teaching without Grades | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

What's "Hot" in Education? Growth Mindset and Teaching without Grades

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Contested Grades and the “You Earned It” Retort

Contested Grades and the “You Earned It” Retort | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A common rhetorical move professors make when students object to a grade is to reframe the discussion. "I didn't give you this grade. You earned it."
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The comments are as interesting as the article!

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How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World

How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Providing meaningful student feedback is a critical, yet often overlooked, part of teaching and learning in a digital world.  

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I like this feedback model with example responses-easy to use to help you get your grading done effectively.

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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 24, 2014 11:51 AM

How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World - Brilliant or Insane

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Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Grading & assessments are a hot potato in the field of education, as decision makers try to at once apply common standards, but also limit the amount of time students spend sitting assessments. 

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Excellent tips to reduce your grading time-but still make sure your students are learning what is most important. I cut out the number of discussion forums I graded in my online course, since it took too much time to grade, without adding as much value as assignments do...depends on  your content, what types of assessments help your students the most!

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