KIPP Bay Area Schools Tech Tip
Students will be able to use Google Docs as an effective tool for drafting, revising, and sharing their writing in a collaborative manner.
- Students draft writing in a new Google document.
- Students share the document as read and comment only.
- Students complete a teacher-created form to collect names and links to documents.
- Teacher leads revision mini-lesson.
- After guided practice of the revision skill, students apply the same skill to their writing.
- Students open spreadsheet to locate and open links to their teammates' writing.
- Students comment on their teammates' writing, focusing on the particular revision skill (using sentence starters, if needed or useful).
- Students read comments and make additional revisions to their writing.
- The teacher comments / assesses students' writing.
- Students are able to work at their own pace
- Students can more easily read their teammates’ writing
- Students can collaboratively write and revise writing, in real time
- Students learn to evaluate their teammates’ writing, a higher level skill
- Students receive more feedback on their writing
- That feedback is also more targeted
- The teacher can assess just one skill (in a more time efficient manner)
- A lot of time, paper, and student engagement/sanity is saved by not having to rewrite drafts over and over again
See It In Action:
- Check out a sample lesson: click here
- See students' work and their revisions/comments: