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Apps for Grading Student Work
posted by: Alix | April 25, 2012, 10:16 PM   

Every teacher has found themselves spending countless hours grading papers and organizing their gradebook. While many see grading as tedious work, with the rise of the iPad and iPhone technology, apps designed to help teachers grade student work are well on their way to the mainstream. Some of these apps can even do more than just mark work. Check out the list and see if any would work for you and your students:

Easy Assessment: This app costs $1.99, and is considered the go-to resource for grading assessments. "A simple way to capture and assess performance in any context or situation," Easy Assessment claims to bring teaching to a new level of efficiency. This app was designed and developed by an Australian teacher who wanted an easy way for teachers to construct rubrics. The design has made it the most popular grading app on the market today.

Formative Feedback: Also $1.99, this app is transforming how students and teachers communicate and receive feedback. Using the capabilities of the iPad's camera, Formative Feedback uses icons and basic editing skills to prompt discussions through a conference setting. Teachers and students can collaborate on work and receive grading information in real time.

Essay Grader: Priced at $6.99, Essay Grader provides your students with exceptional feedback, and reduces your grading time. By moving between a series of tabs and clicking appropriate comment fields, a feedback document is created for each essay you grade. Essay Grader comes with three banks of pre-written comments for a multitude of topics within the categories of praise, organization, content, mechanics, style, and documentation. All comment text, comment labels, and category labels can be edited and tracked through your PC.

Gradebook Pro: Gradebook Pro allows you to input student names, grades and emails. It's a great app to keep track of grades and even attendance. Priced at $9.99, teacher reviews on this app are phenomenal. Billed as an intuitive resource for organization, teachers can enter grades easily and calculate grades based on their own unique formulas.

Assist: This FREE app is a great way to get started with tech assessments. Assist lets you administer and collect student results from common, summative, formative and rubrics-based assessments. It will automatically grades bubble sheets captured by camera and it allows you to log individual student results to any assessment type. You can even manage and score collaborative learning activities and integrate them into your own grading system.

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