Remove the red ink with Google Docs

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

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There are some who argue that feedback penned in red ink on student work are discouraging to students. I’ve seen some teachers instead markup their students’ writing in green, purple, and other, less intimidating, colors.

The commenting feature of Google Docs, however, goes a step further: it allows the instructor (or another student) to comment on the writing, and then provides a space for the writer to REPLY to the comment. Try that with red ink! I can just imagine the incredulity of my 6th grade English teacher if I had handed back my own paper with my responses to her markups.

Not only that, but those interactions—both the comments and replies—can happen in real-time.

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