Here's a freebie that just might make life a bit easier for teachers this fall… I just released a new free comment insert program for Google docs that will save grading time and improve writing feedback. Insert hundreds of customizable Common Core-aligned instructional comments, which identify, explain, and show how to revise writing issues, with just one click from the e-Comments menu. Add your own comments to the menu, including audio, video, and speech-to-text. Check out the introductory video and add this free extension to your Chrome toolbar: e-Comments Chrome Extension. Includes separate comment banks for grades 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and AP/College. Cheers!

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Since my post, we have a new and improved version of e-Comments. In response to user requests, our latest version of e-Comments includes a completely movable e-Comments menu: hide it, minimize it, or move it.

Also, users can now delete (and restore) existing writing comment categories, rearrange and change the writing comment category titles, and add up to four of your own custom comment sets–perfect for different assignments, projects, etc.

The e-Comments extension now works in and out of Google Classroom—a real advantage because users can share revision suggestions with students and reply back and forth, as we would normally do on critiquing rough drafts, before issuing a grade. Simply opening a new window and sharing does the trick. Check out our video comparing the new Google Comment Bank and e-Comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBv8rtNEbsE

We now offer a free 10-day trial and a purchase option (one time fee) for the price of a few cups of coffee. Check this extension out and start saving time grading that stack of papers!

Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/e-comments/dccccbckfnndpl...

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