Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quick Rubric Offers an Easy Way to Create Rubrics Online

Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics. On Quick Rubric you can create a rubric that is tailored to your points/ scoring system, the quantity of descriptors that you need, and utilizes the exact language that you specify. You can save as many rubrics as you like in your free Quick Rubric account. You can copy and modify rubrics your account so that you don't always have to start from scratch when creating a new assignment rubric.

Applications for Education
Quick Rubric won't make choosing the language that goes into your rubrics any easier, but it will make it easier to save, edit, and print your rubrics once they are complete. There is a rubric writing tips section in Quick Rubric as well as a formatting tips section that some teachers should find helpful.

Disclosure: Quick Rubric is owned by the same people who own Storyboard That and advertise on

How to Manage Google Chrome Extensions

Have you ever looked at your Chrome browser and noticed an extension that you haven't used in months? If so, it might be time to disable and or remove that extension. Not only will doing that slightly improve the performance of your browser, it can lower your security risks.The fewer unused third-party extensions that you have, the fewer chances you have to be vulnerable if one of those extensions has a problem. In the following video I demonstrate how to manage your Chrome extensions.

Ten Things Flubaroo Can Do for You

In this afternoon's webinar about Google Forms and Sheets for Beginners I shared a few of the features of Flubaroo for grading quizzes created in Google Forms. But there is more to Flubaroo than meets the eye. You might already know that Flubaroo can grade multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, but did you know that it can score "range-based" responses? Or did you know that you can give partial credit for check-box questions? Those features and more are explained in Dave Abouav's video Ten Things You Didn't Know Flubaroo Can Do. Dave is the developer of Flubaroo.

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