February 5th, 2016

Our #1 Grading Hack (and 5 ways to use it!)

Save paper, tons of time and many trips to the copier – all with one simple grading tip.

Our #1 GradeCam grading hack:

Laminate your GradeCam scan sheets.



Even simpler GradeCam grading hack:

Put your GradeCam scan sheets in plastic sleeves.



Yes, they still scan!


5 Ways to Use Your Reusable Scan Sheets:

1) Exit Tickets: Laminate your GradeCam scan sheets and stick to the corner of each student desk for a quick exit ticket. Students can use a dry erase marker to answer a few questions at the end of each class.

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2) Station or center work: Have students take an assessment as a part of center time and allow them to scan themselves and correct their work until they get all the questions correct.

3) Test for multiple classes: When you’re giving the same assessment to multiple classes, only print off a blank set of answer sheets. Put the answer sheets in sleeves and voila!

4) Homework credit: Use a credit form to give students a set number of points for turning in homework or writing in their notebooks.

5) Blank class set: Print off and laminate blank scan sheets to have at the ready.


Even though it is as simple as that, here are a couple tips for added success:

1) Print a test sheet and laminate or place in a plastic sleeve first. Mark on and scan the test sheet to make sure it works properly before copying a class set and laminating them all.

2) Use a dark-colored dry erase marker. Black works the best. The more contrast, the better the scan sheet reads.


Happy Scanning!

Are you already taking advantage of reusable scan sheets? Post a pic and tag us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. We’d love to see! Want more hacks? You can simplify your life with GradeCam’s teacher grader.