Like I've said before, I love using Google Docs with my students and leaving them comments as feedback on their writing. Leaving comments for students is great, but there is a bit of clicking involved. These keyboard shortcuts have shortened up the process significantly, especially if I'm using a device with a touchpad instead of a mouse.
If you aren't already familiar with making comments on a Google Doc, click here to read my introductory post.
To make your comment - position your cursor or highlight the desired text and then press Control-Alt-M (Command-Option-M for Mac). This will open up the comment window. Type in your comment and then hit Control-Enter (Command-Enter for Mac) to submit the comment. Simple I know, but it saves so much time when you are grading multiple documents in one sitting.
Try this out next time you leave comments on a doc. Trust me, you'll never go back to using the mouse!
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