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Share this with you favorite essay and paper-grading teachers: 

So much of our students’ work– collaborative or independent, so many of our professional documents, are created using Google Docs.

And so many times it’s a strain to express in the margin, or in text notes, the personal/enthusiastic/caring/connected feedback we’d really like to share. When we are collaborating on documents, it’s a challenge to express the detailed rationale behind our edits.

The Voice Comments app for Google Drive offers a simple, free strategy for sharing audio feedback.  This type of feedback and collaboration may be especially useful in blended/distant/flipped environments.

It’s easy to set up:

1. Find and install Voice Comments, either from the Chrome Store or by opening Google Drive,  clicking on the Create button and selecting Connect more apps.

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2. Open a document. Select/right click any Doc in your Google Drive (Spreadsheets and Presentations are not yet supported), or Control click or go to More if you have a Mac, and Open with Voice Comments.  

3. After allowing access, you’ll see a simple recording bar,

4. Record, highlight and re-record if necessary.  You may add multiple comments.

5. Share. You may add a text message as well.
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6. When the intended audience for your comments opens the Doc, a link to your verbal feedback, and any message, will appear under the Comments tab.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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