Why we built a super simple grading tool we call Grade Feed
Spending time reflecting on your students' work is such an important part of being a great teacher, don't you think? When you take the time to look at the assignments that your students have submitted and give them a grade, a comment, or some other type of feedback, two things happen. One, your students receive the attention they deserve and the insights they need to progress. And two, you as a teacher become more connected to the needs of your students.
When you are more familiar with how your students are doing and where attention is required, you become better at planning and teaching. You're able to pivot or adjust your roadmap in a more meaningful way when you've taken the time to reflect on each submission from your students.
But grading can be time-consuming and feel tedious if you don't have the necessary tools to make the process smooth. As a teacher, grading should feel essential, but it shouldn't feel like a chore. So at Ellii, we've built a tool we call Grade Feed with the intention of making the process of grading super simple, rewarding, and enjoyable.
How does Ellii's Grade Feed work?
We've designed Grade Feed like an inbox where only the assignments that require your attention show up. Student responses appear all on one page with a slider tool to let you easily give a grade or a star rating instantly. There's a place to leave a short written comment and a tool to record an audio response when needed.
In a snap, you can review a submission, reflect on the response, and submit a grade with feedback. One by one, your Grade Feed stack gets smaller, your students hear from you, and you get a better sense of the needs of each learner. It's a win-win. In our Grade Feed demo video below, I will show you exactly how it works. For step-by-step instructions, visit our Help Doc.