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3DGL – Google Apps for EDU Camp Reflection

Despite the fact that I have been using Google Apps for a while now it never ceases to amaze me that there is more to learn.  Last night while on Pinterst I came across a tutorial for Doctopus.  This amazing script makes the circulation of documents for grading purposes super easy.  The user simply sets up a Google Spreadsheet with basic information for the class assignment.  In the fields you enter student name, student email address, and assign groups if it is a collaborative assignment.  If you want to have each student work independently you can do that and even assign a naming convention formula that will rename each individual document for the students in that naming convention.  This eliminates the need for teachers to instruct students to copy the document that has been shared with them then rename it.  As a teacher that has transitioned this school year from teaching middle school to elementary school, I am always looking for ways to simplify the process for the K-5 students I work with.  This tool is going to do the trick.  In fact I have a project I need to send out for next week, I am planning on trying out Doctopus this weekend.

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