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Managing Assignments in a Paperless Classroom

Help a tree and save some paper — use Showbie for managing assignments in a paperless classroom.

Showbie assists with assignments and grading for every type of teacher. No matter if you're teaching basic literacy skills at the lower elementary level, or advanced economics to high school seniors, Showbie can help you better manage all of your assignments and grading.

The basic (free) plan at Showbie includes access to the tool via the web, and a free iPad app. With the basic features you'll be able to make assignments to students, collect student work, and grade all of their submissions. There are many other features available, and you can view the different pricing plans here. We can tell you though that the free version gives ample coverage, and is certainly enough to get started with paperless assignments.

If you're fortunate to have iPads or other mobile devices in the classroom, there's a lot of free technology you could be taking advantage of to help you embrace the paperless classroom trend. To learn more about going paperless, I recommend watching this online training session, Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets. Whether you are in a one-to-one classroom or have only a handful of devices to share, this session will give you many ideas of how to better manage workflow in your classroom. Join technology integration specialist Monica Burns as she shares her favorite tech tools, tips, and suggestions for going paperless with Chromebooks and tablets. Click here for more details.

How do you collect student work in your classroom? Tell me about your favorite strategies on a comment on this article.

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.

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