Reflection: Parent Communication Goal Setting By Typing Out the First Draft - Section 3: Independent Practice


Half of my class could get onto Google Docs with no problem and were typing away within two minutes of logging on. With the other half of my class, we ran into the following problems; the network was very slow and the students had to keep refreshing in order to type, also some students are not 13 yet so they could not sign up for an account.

For the first problem, I told students to type their essay on a Word document, then cut and paste and revise on Google Docs (therefore I could see some revisions). Some students just kept clicking on refresh and they were okay with it. 

For the second problem, I gave students my username and password for the class period. I then changed my password after they left. Then called home for students who are 12 and asked their parents if I could create an account for them. Two of the parents said they could just use their (the parent's) account for the next days lesson and the other three parents were fine with it. I did not remember the age restriction so next time, I will have students create an account at home or use their parents before I teach the lesson! 

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Goal Setting By Typing Out the First Draft

Unit 9: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT edit and revise their first draft in order to set goals for their other two drafts by typing out their first draft.

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