As a teacher of a paperless classroom, I do all my grading online. This has been such a game changer for me.
I feel like I have more time, that I am more organized, and that I can be more efficient.
My goal is usually to grade assignments within 24 hours. With writing pieces I give myself 48 hours.
There are many benefits for both students and teachers to online assignment submission. First, students cannot “lose” a document in transition from home to school. As soon as he or she completes it, all he/she has to do is click turn in. This has really helped my middle schoolers. Also, everything is documented and saved on the site. Students do not have to keep up with hundreds of papers. When it is time for a final assessment, a student can easily see what topics he/she struggled with the most, and go back to look at what was missed.
For teachers, it is a huge time saver. As soon as a student turns in a document from home, the teacher can see that document and grade it. In my Language Arts class, I always try to give a ten question formative objective assessment with pre-programed answers. This only takes students a few minutes to complete and gives me an idea of how well they understand the content before they even leave the classroom. Usually, I try to grade everything that has been turned in during the day before I leave school. Then, when I get to school in the morning I look at what has been turned in over night. This means that before I start instruction that day I know where my students are in their understanding of the content before we move on.