Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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SAS Writing Reviser
As I was reviewing some material from this past summer's ISTE conference in Denver, I stumbled upon a pamphlet that I received on the SAS Writing Reviser, which reminded me how intrigued I was to research this Docs Add-On a little further. This Add-On is wonderful for the editing process when the essay is nearing completion, as it checks for several advanced grammatical pieces. "This add-on provides students with feedback about their writing and enables them to address a range of potential writing problems, including weak verbs, excess prepositional phrases, dangling modifiers, and faulty sentence structure. "
This Docs Add-on is one I keep coming back to, wondering when it best fits into my "teaching of writing process." JoeZoo Express is an add-on that focuses on rubrics, essay grading, and feedback options. The two aspects of this add-on I feel are the coolest are the "'Student Monkey Checker,' which is an automated checker for grammar, mechanics and punctuation errors and the 'Teacher Monkey Checker,' which is an automated writing feedback so teachers can focus time on higher order feedback. Imagine having students offering peer feedback that is meaningful and useful! If you are already a JoeZoo user, I'd live to hear what you think of it and how you're using it with your students.