August 15, 2014
Goobric is an interesting Chrome extension that allows teachers to easily grade students work by using rubrics. Goobric helps you grade any work that is created and delivered through one of Google Drive's services ( documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Folders, etc). Up to now, Goobric supports only works created via the Doctopus Script which is a "a tool for differentiating, grouping, distributing and managing student projects in google Drive. Doctopus is available from any Google Spreadsheet from the Tools menu->just search the Script Gallery."
Goobric provides an overlay widget in the Google Docs editor, improving teacher workflow. Rubric scores are automatically passed back to Doctopus spreadsheet by skill strand, allowing for grading to be accomplished without flipping between open windows or a gradebook. Rubrics should be built as a simple spreadsheet grid. They can be of any dimension or content, however the headers must be integer scores (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, ... or ...4,3,2,1) starting in column 2 and skills/competencies must be in rows, with skill titles in column 1.
Watch this video to learn more about how to use Goobric to assess student work