November 16th, 2017

5 Ways for Science Teachers to Make Grading Easier

We know science assessments can’t always be in the traditional multiple-choice format. Never fear! GradeCam comes to the rescue with special features for science teachers.

GradeCam empowers teachers to quickly and easily customize, score, and record assessments – without special forms, equipment or buy in. No matter what subject you teach, there is a feature for each type of teacher in GradeCam.

Here are five features that make grading common assessment types in science classrooms a snap:


1. Handwritten Numeric Questions (AITA)

Utilize our newest technology – Aita – to read and grade any numeric response with remarkable accuracy. For example, question #2 below: “How many different nucleotides are found in DNA?”

More information on Aita is available here.


2. Presentations and Lab Work

Teachers can create special rubric forms to fill out themselves while reading short-answer lab work or listening to presentations. You can score student achievement (i.e. understanding of a concept, group participation, research, standards, etc.) on a predetermined scale (i.e. ranging from “Unsatisfactory” to “Exceeded Expectations”).

Teachers can scan completed GradeCam forms to instantly capture and analyze data, and then automatically transfer grades into any electronic gradebook.

For detailed instructions on how to create a rubric form, see our tutorial.


3. Rubric with Capture Questions

We’ve upped the ante with a more powerful solution to grading with rubrics. Now, you can use the rubric with capture question type that provides space for students to write out short answers up to ten lines long, directly on the scan sheet.

GradeCam can then digitally capture and incorporate an image of the handwriting onto the answer sheet so you can view it and assign points right from your mobile device or desktop. No more lugging home piles of papers!

For more info on our rubric with capture question type, see our tutorial.

4. Worksheets

Embed GradeCam forms anywhere on worksheets for seamless integration into new or existing materials.

See our tutorial on how to create worksheets you can grade with your phone (or any device).

5. Homework Credit

You can embed GradeCam forms anywhere on worksheets to quickly and easily allocate points for homework completion. If a student completes the task/ assignment/requirement, simply scan this form and the student instantly receives full credit for the assignment. If the form isn’t scanned, the student does not receive points.

For detailed instructions on how to create a credit or scored form, see our tutorial.
If you’re a science teacher (or any other type of teacher for that matter), we know GradeCam will help make your grading life easier and quicker. You can sign up for a free trial below!