Posted 2018-02-20 07:37:52
The writing app now supports asynchronous collaboration!
Teachers can set a writing task to collaboration mode and specify a due date. Students can then access their peers' writing samples and apply the same editorial highlights, custom comments, and rubric assessments that a teacher would use. The editing suggestions are saved to the students' work so it can be monitored by the teacher.
Once scored, students' work is no longer visible to peers.
The writing system is an extremely effective tool for teaching writing. It goes well beyond the features of Google Docs. The writing app at TeachersWebHost.com helps student plan, write and revise essays guided by annotated diagnostic feedback and a holistic score from a variety of installed rubrics. Students get feedback through editing marks embedded directly on student papers. Students get personalized direct feedback and now get practice in giving and receiving peer feedback.
The writing app is perfect for progress monitoring! It tracks student progress on an individual and class basis and reports proficiency and item analysis. The growing collection of rubrics supports differentiated learning.