Have you ever tried Etherpad? It's a lot like collaborating on a Google Doc, but each person is automatically assigned a color so you can tell who's writing. If the students are instructed to add comments at the end of each paragraph it might work but I'm not sure... Might be worth a look.
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Essex High School
>>> Joanne Finnegan <[log in to unmask]> 5/19/2009 8:15 AM >>>
If you use Google Apps, I could use some ideas for a teacher. If not, go ahead and delete!
I have a 7th/8th grade literacy teacher who wants kids to be able to make comments back and forth on a reading piece. She had hoped to put four kids in a group and simultaneously go through and insert comments. She would like it to look like track changes, which I don't think is available in Google Apps. What happens with the comments kids are putting in is that they break up the reading, so if one kid is reading faster than another, there are comments that break up the reading for the slower readers, so the paragraphs don't flow.
I'm thinking of putting the reading piece into two columns (table) for the comments on the side, but am wondering if there is a better way. Any thoughts?
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