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JoeZoo Express - 'Smart' assessment tools for teacher, student and peer feedback and grading. Rubrics ========================= + Import Rubrics + Create Rubrics + Share/Copy Rubric Templates Writing Checkers ========================= + Writing Errors + Originality + Readability + Feedback Engagement Feedback ========================= + Voice Commenting + Text-to-Speech Commenting + Frequently Used Comments + Self/Peer Feedback Tools for Students Grading ========================= + Paperless Grading + Voice Message Recording + Grading Data Export to Grade books + Self/Peer Grading Tools for Students Intelligence & Automation ========================= + Engagement Recommendations + Literacy Improvement Checklist + Auto-Total Grading + Automated Class Pre-Assessment + Automated Digital Skill Badges for Students Progress Tracking ========================= + Writing Process History + Class Feedback and Grades Dashboard + Student Literacy and Skills Dashboard + School Literacy and Skills Dashboard + District Literacy and Skills Dashboard Integrations ========================= Google Docs Google Drive Google Sheets Google Classroom For all our self-service support resources, please visit Support.JoeZooApp.com.
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JoeZoo Express - 'Smart' assessment tools for teacher, student and peer feedback and grading.

Rubrics
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+ Import Rubrics
+ Create Rubrics
+ Share/Copy Rubric Templates

Writing Checkers
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+ Writing Errors
+ Originality
+ Readability
+ Feedback Engagement

Feedback
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+ Voice Commenting
+ Text-to-Speech Commenting
+ Frequently Used Comments
+ Self/Peer Feedback Tools for Students

Grading
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+ Paperless Grading
+ Voice Message Recording
+ Grading Data Export to Grade books
+ Self/Peer Grading Tools for Students

Intelligence & Automation
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+ Engagement Recommendations
+ Literacy Improvement Checklist
+ Auto-Total Grading
+ Automated Class Pre-Assessment
+ Automated Digital Skill Badges for Students

Progress Tracking
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+ Writing Process History
+ Class Feedback and Grades Dashboard
+ Student Literacy and Skills Dashboard
+ School Literacy and Skills Dashboard
+ District Literacy and Skills Dashboard

Integrations
=========================
Google Docs
Google Drive
Google Sheets
Google Classroom

For all our self-service support resources, please visit Support.JoeZooApp.com.
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A User of JoeZoo Express
October 11, 2019
AWESOME!
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A User of JoeZoo Express
October 7, 2019
it won't let me uninstall it
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A user of JoeZoo Express
October 8, 2019
GOOD!!!!!
A User of JoeZoo Express
October 3, 2019
love it
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A User of JoeZoo Express
October 2, 2019
it helps my sister a lot
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A User of JoeZoo Express
October 1, 2019
it wouldn't let me correct anything
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A user of JoeZoo Express
October 8, 2019
HA-HA!!!!
A User of JoeZoo Express
October 1, 2019
It isn't good because all the mistakes it detected were NOT mistakes at all
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Mark Matchen
January 18, 2017
I'm editing my previous review. In short, I love the approach, I love the professional product (compared to say, Doctopus, which will never be adopted by the large majority of teachers) and I love the responsiveness of the company. Even more, as an English teacher, I love the depth of useful feedback I'm able to deliver. A real benefit to students. However, I discovered that the process of marking essays was WAY too time-consuming. It was frustrating because so much of the time went to endless clicking. I'm absolutely convinced that you can fix this with simple adjustments. For example, if I click to get to a screen with a text box, put the cursor in the text box so I can just start typing. Don't make me move my hands to the mouse, click in the box, then move my hands back to the keyboard. Do that several times per student X 30 students and it adds up. There are multiple examples of things like this that can be fixed. If I could mark papers in 150% of the time it takes me on paper, it might be worth it for the great feedback I can provide. But at 200 or 300% of the time, there's just no way. I sent you a document with 11 or 12 suggestions, all to do with speeding the process. I'm setting the product aside for now, but I'll be looking for your updates. I know that you are limited by the available APIs. I understand this month's GC update added additional APIs. I hope that helps.
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Carl M
February 29, 2016
Thank you for a very thorough and fair review Mark! We really appreciate your insights and are going to work even harder to earn a 5-star rating from you. JoeZoo is committed to building better tools for teachers - ones that are effortless to learn and use, and time-saving. Teacher time is too valuable to lose using tech and grading so we're going to do something about it. Stay tuned as there are some more great tools and features in the works!
Harry Rodger
January 4, 2017
I really like this app in that it provides great and quick feedback for students, what I don't understand is why it only focuses on English? For example, I'm a physics teacher, and what I love using it for is highlighting key terms that have been used correctly or incorrectly. It's such a fundamental part of my subject that a lot of students don't realise is important. Using this I can, for example, highlight the word current, have the definition written in the description, have an explanation in the How-to-fix, and then even have a link to a clip explaining it, for example. But I can't then create a category to put it in! I've just deleted most of the stock comments in 'Formatting' as they don't seem to be relevant for me, and I'm adding in new comments as I go. I have no knowledge of how these things work, but would it be hard to add a category and pick a colour for it? Or even just rename a current category? I can't wait until I've built up a record of comments with all the links etc- I'll be posting more feedback when I feel like I've really got to grips with it!
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Carl M
March 28, 2017
To "A Google User" there is great news for you already in JoeZoo. On March 13th we released the "Harry Rodger B1" build which will make non-humanities teachers, like Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics etc, very happy. You can now customize Comment Categories, changing them from preloaded names like "Grammar" to anything you prefer, like "Forces of Motion". We made that improvement directly from Harry's feedback and there are more of his, and other teacher ideas appearing in our app every 3 - 4 weeks. Our advice for Google Administrators is install JoeZoo for your entire district before our big news comes out! Enjoy JoeZoo.
A user of JoeZoo Express
March 27, 2017
As a fellow science teacher, I agree completely. Even more useful would be a way to share comment sets. For example, some way to look at another teacher's comment set and, if I like it for my assessment needs, to import the set into Joezoo. I am really focused on finding ways for us all to stop pedaling so hard reinventing the same wheel and this app seems to offer that, but only if the ability to pre-load comments useful to each teacher is expanded. Categories for separate types of comments is also a top priority. Thanks, Carl and Harry for looking into this!
Carl M
January 6, 2017
Hi Harry! Happy 2017. Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. We really appreciate it as we're sure that many teachers - who don't teach a humanities subject - love JoeZoo but don't see it as an easy fit in subject like physics or mathematics. With your help, we'd like to start making JoeZoo a feedback app that can work for any teacher, at any grade level and of any subject. If you, and your non-Humanities colleagues, would like to work with us, we can start to design JoeZoo to meet the needs of physics teachers, with the categories and comments they might like. Please look out for my email as I'd like to make this a top priority for our design team. Thanks again and if any other of our fans would like to help us build comment sets for other subjects, please add a comment here or via support on our website or our add-on. This is exciting - thanks Harry!
Shannon Schroeder
December 23, 2016
I love the flexiblity with the rubrics and the fact that the descriptors pop up so you can add more comments, but there are still too many clicks to get to the actual grading process. The richness of the feedback tools, especially the monkey checker, is well done; I LOVE that the tool offers "fix it" suggestions for students-no other tool out there offers this as far as I know. I believe that the tool used to color change the rubric on the student's doc once it was graded; I miss that visual cue to the student. Additionally, I go back and forth between JoeZoo and OrangeSlice for rubric tools and the one feature that OrangeSlice has that I find exceptionally helpful is that once the grading process is completed, the name of the document is changed to include the grade and the rubric itself changes color to indicate grade. I know that JoeZoo allows a rich exporting tool, but, again, the quick and easy visual cue is very helpful for a busy teacher needing to get grading finished and returned to the students. Overall, four stars for the capabilities of the tool; I share and lead PD on this tool regularly. I only wish the process of getting to the doc/class/rubric included fewer clicks. Thank you for always providing excellent feedback and listening to your users with attentiveness. Excellent customer feedback!
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Carl M
December 23, 2016
Thank you so much for your feedback Shannon. That you took the time to share your thoughts in such detail is truly appreciated and has a big impact on how we improve JoeZoo. Thanks to the feedback from you and many of our 1.4 million users, there are some significant improvements on the way in the New Year. Lots of those pesky clicks are being eliminated from our add-on and we're adding more time-saving features to our app. We can't wait to show it to you all! 2017 is going to be a great year for the entire JoeZoo Community. Happy Holidays!
Dana Grupenhoff
November 29, 2016
I loved this when I first started using it but can no longer return the rubric to the student with their document.
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Carl M
November 29, 2016
Hi Dana. Prior to our last update, a large number of users asked us to make it possible for multiple people - such as multiple teachers or students - to add feedback to or grade a doc with JoeZoo. To make that possible, we had to move the graded rubrics from being inserted into the doc to being viewable in our add-on. In the way we're permitted to integrate with Google Apps, we would not have been able to reliably insert multiple graded rubrics into a single doc. Now, students can simply open their JoeZoo add-on and see multiple graded rubrics - such as when co-teacher grade each doc - and comments from multiple people - such as when they receive multiple rounds of peer and teacher feedback. With each new release of JoeZoo we try to include new features and improvements that will please as many teachers and students as possible, but with over 1.2 million users it can prove challenging. We love the challenge and hope that some of ones on the way will help you to fall in love with JoeZoo again. Thank you for your feedback. We really value it.
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