Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Grade Cam

Grade Cam isn't exactly new to anyone at EGHS, but I thought I'd still write about it for anyone else who might be interested.

Essentially, this service replaces Scantron Sheets to make grading multiple choice questions very fast. Students bubble in sheets that the teacher copies off. When the students are finished, they can show the sheets in front of a webcam or document camera, and the service grades the sheets. It also can produce reports that explain class statistics, which is great for modifying future teaching.

That said, the service isn't exactly looking to the future; in the end, I envision assessments becoming more digital and less objective. Students of the future will need to create authentic products and objective tests will eventually go the way of the Dodo. This service is a stopgap between the ways of the old and new.

Link here.

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