As a teacher, it’s great to showcase student work, but it can be time-consuming to compile and share these accolades with parents. In this article, we walk through how teachers can use the Google add-on Autocrat to showcase student work in an efficient way.Share on facebookFacebookShare on linkedinLinkedInShare on twitterTwitterShare on pinterestPinterest
Most teachers have sent home communication showcasing their students’ work in the classroom.
For example, these communications might highlight a student showing leadership, compassion for others, hard work, or creativity.
As a parent, I have found these notes buried at the bottom of my son or daughter’s backpack weeks later.
Sometimes these time-consuming accolades get missed in the everyday chaos that is life.
This got me thinking about a Google add-on that I used years ago and had forgotten about:
This add-on allows you to create a form where submissions can populate a Google Doc.
For example, a teacher could fill out a form by selecting a list of characteristics a student has exhibited and automatically generate a letter through Autocrat.
This letter could be easily emailed or copied and pasted into a Remind message sent out to families.
Not only can teachers use this for communication in their classrooms, but they could also use it to create missing library book lists or lesson plans by identifying different fields in Autocrat.
Autocrat can be a bit tricky, but we’ve included a video below explaining how it can be set up: https://www.youtube.com/embed/JpqEHW3CZhU?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&cc_lang_pref=&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=1&rel=0&fs=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&controls=1&
Already using Autocrat? We would love to hear how you are using this tool.