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Citelighter
by Citelighter
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / Freemium
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Helps teachers streamline CCSS-aligned writing assignments, grading and measuring student performance

Overview

SUMMARY:

Citelighter is a browser-based platform that makes students better writers by breaking down arguments into manageable steps and helps teachers make CCSS-aligned assignments, provide real-time feedback on student writing and streamline the grading process. Teachers can use a free version of the product, and schools can purchase the paid version for $15 per student per year. As of January 10, 2015, over 50,000 students and 10,000 teachers have used Citelighter in over 1,000 schools.

GOALS:

Citelighter makes students better writers by breaking down arguments into manageable steps and helps teachers make CCSS-aligned assignments, provide real-time feedback on student writing and streamline the grading process. Citelighter was designed to help students better organize and express their thoughts while keeping teachers and school leaders up-to-date on their students’ progress.

APPROACH:

Teachers can take advantage of Citelighter’s over 1200 pre-designed scaffolds and grading rubrics or use their assignment creation tool to align their activities to the Common Core State Standards. As students begin working on a writing assignment, teachers can provide real-time feedback to make sure that students get started on the right track. Students can incorporate online sources relevant to a particular section of their argument directly into their paper and work to paraphrase and cite it. Teachers can use the assessment rubrics to expedite standards-based grading and receive analytics on student performance.

IMPLEMENTATION:

Teachers and students can access the Citelighter writing platform through any web browser on a computer or phone.

PRICING:

Teachers are able to use a version of Citelighter for free, and schools can purchase a paid version for $15 per student per year.

WHO IS USING IT:

As of January 10, 2015, over 50,000 students and 10,000 teachers have used Citelighter in over 1,000 schools.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Instructional Tech Resource Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Other

1. I would love for it to include a read-aloud function
2. It would also be great to offer the ability to have audio comments if desired\
3. I think the ability to capture and cite multi-media would greatly enhance its usefulne...

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Instructional Tech Resource Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Other

1. I would love for it to include a read-aloud function
2. It would also be great to offer the ability to have audio comments if desired\
3. I think the ability to capture and cite multi-media would greatly enhance its usefulne...

Andrew Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Assistant principal. School Type: High School, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

I don't know if the program provides an opportunity for tracking longitudinal data. If not, that would be a useful feature, especially if a student had an account that followed him or her throughout the education...

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers
K-12 K-12

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Learning Dashboard Learning Dashboard
Lesson Planning Lesson Planning
Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts
Writing Writing