Simplify Grading with GradeCam

Grading is one of my least favorite tasks as a teacher. If done correctly it can take hours to grade, item analysis, be reflective on the assessment, and if needed, reteach the material. Assessment this past year was a breeze because of GradeCam. This new form of grading will REVOLUTIONIZE the classroom and help teachers focus more time on their students and less time on grading!

GradeCam is a WONDERFUL program that saves valuable time for teachers and district resources when grading tests, projects, and essays. Students use specially designed GradeCam forms that can be printed from any copy machine. No more ordering expensive scantron forms! When grading all you have to do is display the answer sheet in front of a webcam, document camera, or scanner. The data is uploaded, automatically graded, and can easily be imported into your grade book. No more waiting in long lines at the scantron machine or hearing those painful beeps as your students get answers wrong.

GradeCam was developed by teachers, with the idea to minimize grading time, easily managing student performance/assessment, offering students instant feedback, and correlating to state/national standards. Students and teachers can get instant reports to monitor student progress such as item or class analysis. It is affordable, easy-to-use, and after it corrects every assignment, the results are put into your grade book. GradeCam blows the old-school Scantron out of the water!


Ways you can use GradeCam in the classroom:

  • This past spring I had my students scan their own tests. They enjoyed the instant feedback during the same class period! I had them go back and look at their incorrect answers. One of my students said, “GradeCam makes grading much easier for the teacher and we get our results quickly.” Another student said, “I liked it because it showed you what you got right away so I know how my grade will be affected as soon as I’m done with the test.”
  • You can easily transfer scores from GradeCam to your electronic grade book.
  • You can even generate standards-based reports in order to monitor student progress.
  • You can share assessments with other teachers/administrators and generate item-analysis results by question, student, or class.
  • You can use GradeCam with essays, classroom assignments, homework, behavior analysis, etc. Just attach a GradeCam form to any assignment and then enjoy free time without added  stress of grading.


Check it out today! It will change the way you monitor student assessment.

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Simplify your Life with Rubrics

“Rubrics” are standards for grading students on various tasks. Jackie McGrath discovered this wonderful website of rubrics created my Mr. Jones and I thought I would pass it on to others looking to simplify grading. These rubrics have been developing since 2004 and most have been very much refined. Here are two scales on each rubric: a scale from 1 to 5 and a scale from 0 to 100. The former refers to NYS Standards and the latter is the school grading scale. The rubrics are sorted into different catagories and seem like they can be easily adapted for any grade level or subject.


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