Learning moment for me yesterday. It all started with this text message on my phone: “I figured out how to print comments from a google doc and I am crying tears of joy”. This came from one of our Humanities teachers, Steph Nichols. Of course, we connected to talk through the process that she discovered.
The Back Story
Every year, some of our teachers have to submit Internal Assessments for IB in order for our IB students to be assessed. In many cases, the IB program needs to see evidence of the feedback that the teacher has provided the student on their internal assessment. Our students and teachers use Google docs with the commenting feature. BUT, one of the major issues with printing a google doc is that you can’t print comments with it.
Well, obviously this is not helpful. I asked Steph Nichols what she has done in the past. She indicated she would:
- Print the Google Doc
- Re-hand write the comments that were already provided on the google doc
- Scan the document with written annotations and send to self to add in Google Drive
- Then share file out as need be