by Kristie Burk
A few weeks ago, at the Future of Education Technology Conference, I learned about a great Chrome extension called “Draftback.” Once you add the extension to Chrome, a button will automatically appear in your Google Docs that will show you the number of revisions that have been made.
Here’s the cool part – when you click on the button, Draftback will replay every keystroke that you typed in the Google Doc. Watch this quick example:
There are several good ways that you could use this tool in your class:
- Use an example from your own writing to show students how you use the writing process.
- Watch revisions as they occur, especially on a collaborative document.
- Talk with your students (or their parents) about the time that they spent on revisions and how many revisions they made.