Do you know the GEG Spain community?

I’m coming back from Madrid on the AVE and I’m taking advantage of these three hours to write a post. I’ve just spent a day and a half with the coordinators of the GEG Spain community. I’ve been one of them for a two years and today I want to talk about the community and its coordinators.

First of all, I want to make it clear, for me it is one of the most important communities I have to improve my teaching practice. Belonging to this community, and especially to the moderation team, makes me evaluate, reflect and improve my work (and passion). Therefore, let me begin by thanking the 13 members of moderation for their work and constant involvement, and the rest of the community for their contributions.

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Single-point rubric: Automate sharing with students

This course we have begun to use in a habitual way and more or less systematic the single-point rubrics. I speak in the plural because it is not only my own thing, but also that of the teachers of my school who work on projects in the 4th year of ESO.

For those of you who do not know single-point rubrics (here the link from where I knew them), they are nothing more than usual analytical rubrics, where only the expert level is indicated and, instead of evaluating by selecting a level, it is necessary to write down which points of each aspect must be improved to become an expert and which points are already correct. In the link you can see different models.

Next, one of the ones we use to evaluate the students’ portfolio.

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Allow copies of forms (documents and presentations)

Google Drive has a few hidden tricks. Some of them I use without knowing too much who told me or where I read it. And one of them is to allow copies of a form without anyone being able to edit our original form.

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How to create a bank of resources?

Last September, the group of moderators of the GEG Spain community (I am lucky enough to be a part) created a resource bank to order all the material created at community meetings and to add other resources that could be useful to the community.

The idea was easy. To be able to easily access presentations, video and other resources. But we thought it necessary to add a social layer, so that the resources could be valued and comments left.

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ARRAYFORMULA function in Google spreadsheets

I sincerely believe that spreadsheets are one of the most useful tools for teachers. I have said it more than once and, for me, should be one of the digital skills of a teacher. It’s true that I haven’t dedicated much time to them in this blog. A couple of years ago I dedicated one to the IMPORTRANGE formula. Today I will talk about another formula that can also be very useful, ARRAYFORMULA. It is especially useful when working with spreadsheets that collect responses from Google forms.

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