Last week I had a reader ask me if there was a way to have a comment bank in Google Documents without using Chrome extensions or Google Classroom. My suggestion was to try using Google Keep as a comment bank in Google Documents.
To use Google Keep as a comment bank in Google Keep you need to write your comments as notes in Google Keep. I recommend giving the notes titles that are easy to remember because you’ll later use those titles to find your notes to use as comments. Then when you’re giving students feedback on their documents you can simply search for the title of the note, copy the note’s text, and paste the text into a comment. The whole process is rather quick and you can update your comment bank on the fly.
Watch this short video to learn how to use Google Keep as a comment bank in Google Docs.
Applications for Education
Using Google Keep as a comment bank in Google Docs can be a good way to save time when you’re trying to provide students with feedback on first drafts of their writing. I like to include links to helpful additional resources in the comments.