CLASS-MON Update: Self-Assessment of Attitude and Work in the Classroom

Almost a month ago I introduced the CLASS-MON spreadsheet Add-on. I have to admit that it has been better received than I expected. It is currently installed by just over 11000 users (source: G Suite Marketplace). Today I present an update that basically improves two aspects.


Teachers Comments

Although CLASS-MON is designed more to make students think about the tasks they are doing than to give feedback from the teacher, as the add-on gives the teacher the possibility to evaluate the tasks, I have added the possibility for the teacher to also enter comments.

Simply, in the same cell where you enter the rate of the assignment, you can use the Insert note option, which is displayed with the right mouse button.

Attitude Template

For some students, it is also interesting to help them learn to self-regulate their work time in the classroom. Do they use their time? Do they concentrate and work? Do they get lost all the time?

CLASS-MON can also help us in these cases. When the template is created, CLASS-MON now offers the possibility of Activities (which is the template until now) and the possibility of Attitudes has been added.

The template basically differs in the options it offers in the form.

The student evaluates himself/herself with respect to the attitude and work in the classroom. Instead of introducing activities we will introduce sessions. At the end of each session, the student reflects on how he or she has worked and indicates this on the form. The teacher can also evaluate it and in this way the student compares whether his or her perception coincides with that of the teacher.

The experience of using similar tools (follow-up sheets, daily work grids…) in a significant percentage of the students has an important impact, as long as it is limited to a number of specific sessions. If it is taken as a habit, then it ceases to have an effect.


This is the first update, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. I have started to receive feedback from teachers who have started to use it and this provokes new ideas and new functionalities. Little by little I will try to improve the tool.

CLASS-MON, an add-on to encourage self-evaluation and self-regulation of students

Today I present the project from my participation in the Google Innovators Academy that took place a year ago in Madrid, ESP18. A very rich experience for me, both for the intensive learning and for the relationships with other innovators. During this year Nay Belaunzarán has accompanied me and tutored the project and I only have words of gratitude for her.

But let’s get down to business. Here’s aadd-on for spreadsheets with a very clear purpose. To help students to self-evaluate in order to learn to self-regulate. It may sound very pretentious and the complement is really very simple.

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A spreadsheet to save data in AppInventor (or other languages)

Today’s article is very technical and not very pedagogical. As always, the origin is educational, since the problem arose in the classroom, with 16 years old students. But it’s a question of information technology.

This students follow the program Mobilitzem la informàtica with some adaptations (only in Catalan). It is a program where students learn design thinking developing an application for mobile phones with appiventor.

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New version of CoRubrics GSD: integration with Classroom

A new version of CoRubrics GSD is now available in the spreadsheet add-ons Chrome store, an add-on to evaluate with rubrics.

This new version has the main novelty of integrating with Classroom. This integration takes place in 3 aspects.

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ImExClass: an add-on for exporting and importing gardes between Classroom and a spreadsheet

Yesterday Google published in the Chrome store of spreadsheet add-ons a new add-on I created, ImExClass.

It’s a simple add-on that solves a need I had and maybe others have as well. I use a spreadsheet (virtual teacher’s gradebook) to keep track of the students. In addition, I use Google Classroom to support my classes.

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