School Tool: EssayTagger Simplifies Writing Feedback

Language Arts

School Tool: EssayTagger Simplifies Writing Feedback

Apr 10, 2013

Freemium ESSAYTAGGER is a cloud-based essay grading tool that allows teachers to drag-and-drop customizable, rubric-based comments onto digitally submitted writing assignments. The intent of the tool is to capture oft-repeated comments (whether due to a common assignment rubric or stubborn writing practices) and make them easy to reuse, track and analyze over time. Practically speaking, EssayTagger helps eliminate grading miscues (misguided comments, typos, inconsistent application of grading rubric, etc.) that may come with reading 20 consecutive writing assignments. In theory, it should also help fine-tune grading rubrics as aggregated comments and student performance better inform mastery levels. The free version of EssayTagger lets you grade a single assignment with up to 99 essays. Unlimited everything costs $20/month/teacher. Get started with this straightforward how-to video to find out if EssayTagger is right for your classroom. As the tagline states: "If the first 30 seconds don't blow your mind, we can't help you!"

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