Save Time and Energy with Google Classroom's Annotation Feature

November is Clicks for a Cause Month! Check out how you can help a child in need below. 

If you have used Google Classroom lately, you may have noticed a new feature. You can now annotate and provide handwritten feedback on student assignments on the iOS and Android version of the App.

Although many teachers use the commenting features of Google Classroom, you can now annotate student papers and provide written feedback to students. This is a great feature for teachers who want to provide quick feedback.

How does it work? 

  • Use the Classroom iOS or Android App to open up a submitted students assignment. 
  • Once you open up the student assignment, choose the pencil icon (top-right corner of your screen) to open up the annotation feature. 
  • Begin writing or drawing on the document. 
  • After you are finished click the Save icon (in the top-right corner of your screen). 
  • When students open up their assignment, they will see the original copy of their assignment and a PDF copy of the annotated assignment. 


This is the perfect tool to use during the holiday season, when you are busy, stressed, and just need to lounge on your couch. Why lug papers or a heavy laptop? Use your mobile device instead!


Addison Jacobs was born on 1/13/15, one month prematurely with unknown underlying medical issues. At nine months old, she was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS), a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, bone marrow dysfunction, leukemia predisposition, and skeletal abnormalities. Addison requires a lot of care with all of her complex medical issues. All of her medical necessities trips to Philly for her care and time off work creates an enormous financial strain on her family.  
During the month of November, I need your help to make a difference for Addison and her family! Here is how!

  • Visit and share blog posts - I will be personally donating 1 cent to her family’s medical fund for every blog visit for the entire month of November.

  • Make a donation - for the price of coffee or lunch, make a donation to Addison’s fund via credit card, debit card, check, or cash.

Clicks for a Cause has been helping children in need since 2013! For more information, check out my Clicks for a Cause Page!

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