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A quick and easy way for an educator to check progress on work is for a learner to take a screenshot and upload it to a Google Classroom Assignment. I have found this extremely effective in managing PAT progress. The learners can take the screenshot using Windows’ Snipping Tool. The Task in this example details the steps for a learner to complete a PAT mini-checkpoint that I created as an Assignment to gain visibility on their progress in their Phase 1 reports.

Method 1

The learner adds their own Google Drawing and pastes their screenshot into that Google Drawing.

Instructions for the learner:

  1. Open your Phase 1 Word report
  2. Hide the Word ribbon and zoom out so that the entire Table of Contents is visible on the screen
  3. Use the Snipping Tool to screenshot the entire Table of Contents
  4. Open the Google Classroom Assignment
  5. Click the Add or Create button and select Drawing at the bottom of the menu list
  6. A new Google Drawing will be attached to your Assignment
  7. Click on the attached Google Drawing to open it in a new tab
  8. Paste (right-click and select Paste or use CNTRL+V) the screenshot onto the canvas in the Google Drawing
  9. The Google Drawing will save automatically
  10. Close the tab with the Google Drawing
  11. Submit your Assignment

Method 2

The teacher adds a Google Drawing to the Task and uses the Create a copy for each learner option. The advantage of this is that the teacher can set up the Google Drawing in terms of size and naming convention.

Instructions for the learner:

  1. Open your Phase 1 Word report
  2. Hide the Word ribbon and zoom out so that the entire Table of Contents is visible on the screen
  3. Use the Snipping Tool to screenshot the entire Table of Contents
  4. Open the Google Classroom Assignment
  5. Click on the attached Google Drawing to open it in a new tab
  6. Paste (right-click and select Paste or use CNTRL+V) the screenshot onto the canvas in the Google Drawing
  7. The Google Drawing will save automatically
  8. Close the tab with the Google Drawing
  9. Submit your Assignment

Remember: if the learner needs to change their Assignment in any way after it has been submitted, they must follow the steps in the post: Re-submitting an Assignment in Google Classroom.

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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