Teacher Review For Google Drive

Best way to help students write better.

Mark I.
Classroom teacher
Envision Academy for Arts & Technology
Oakland, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
Two years ago, I teamed up each student with an online writing mentor. Every Monday, students would submit a new essay or revisions from a previous one. Every Tuesday, online writing mentors would make comments and suggest revisions. Students would take those comments and submit a new draft to me. In short, every single student received feedback from an additional adult without having to coordinate face-to-face meetings.
My Take
Google Drive is a must for all students and teachers. Students can write and revise their work anywhere online (and many use their phones or tablets). Teachers not only can make suggestions in real time but also can monitor student progress. Finally, any frustrations with technology go away; essays are organized and are never lost.