The second thing that has really helped me is using a class list and colored pens in combination. The class list allows me to quickly go through the papers and record scores to then quickly transfer to our computer grading system. They're already in alphabetical order, so I can easily enter them in the computer. I also like having a paper record, technology is great, but there's always a time or two that it fails.
I have really liked these B2P recycled water bottle pens made by Pilot. I didn't know they came in a variety of colors until receiving this lovely pack. As you can see in the photo above, the colors are vibrant and I think the pens write very smoothly. These are gel, which you can get in single colors as well, but the pen also comes in a ballpoint option. Shoplet sent me these and a few other great pens to use and review a few weeks ago. I like to use the FriXion pens in my gradebook and when I sew to mark the fabric. Since the ink disappears with friction or heat, it's perfect to erase easily from my planbook or remove with the iron in my sewing. The FriXion highlighter would be great to use for close reading. For writing throughout the day, I do really like the Acroball pen. I've been using it when I do examples under the document camera. My students can't see pencil very well under the camera, so I often use pen and this one writes nice and smoothly.
How do you organize yourself to grade efficiently and keep it all in order?