Thursday, May 30, 2013

WOW! Check out Katie Grassel's Great Doctopus Tutorial

Doctopus lets teachers automatically create copies of shared documents and distribute them to students in Google Docs. If you are struggling with managing Google Docs in your classes, here you go!

I always thought Doctopus was sorta technical and nerdy, but guys, it's NOT, it's awesome! It's as easy as Flubaroo. Check out Katie Grassel's great tutorial below and see for yourself. Thanks so much Katie!



Also, check out these Doctopus Updates and learn about other helpful scripts (like Goobric--distributes copies of your rubric) from youpd.

6 comments:

Leona james said...

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Sharae Geldes said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to use this with my students. Previously, when I wanted the students to work on a doc I created, I had them save a copy of my doc and relabel it. Love this! It will be so much easier for my 4th graders and it takes away the possibility of student error when it comes to labeling the doc. I also really liked how it puts all of the information into a spreadsheet. Seriously very impressed! Thanks for sharing!!!

jennmanning said...

My fourth graders use docs all the time! I was having them make a copy, rename it, share it with me, and then I would put it in a specific folder. Doing that for 20 students was very time consuming! I also like how there was an option for group, whole class, or individual sharing. Very excited to give this a try next year! Thanks for sharing such useful information that will save me a lot of headaches in the future!!

NetzlerLATeacher said...

Very interesting. I can't wait to test this out!

Suzanne Nolte said...

Loved this demonstration! I have never even heard of Doctopus before...it seems like a great way to get info out to students and to use/share Google Docs! Awesome! Can't wait to test it out with my 8th graders this fall! Thank you so much for making it so easy to understand!

Katie Grassel said...

Glad that so many people thought it was helpful. Have fun using Google in your classroom