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JoeZoo Express - 'Smart' assessment tools for teacher, student and peer feedback & grading.
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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
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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 will need access to your Google account
This will allow JoeZoo Express to :
See, edit, create, and delete all your Google Docs documents
Connect to an external service
Allow this application to run when you are not present
View and manage data associated with the application
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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Kate Pfeffer
August 30, 2016
It seemed like the sync with Google classroom would be more complete than it is. There's a ton of clicking: open Classroom, open Doc, open JoeZoo, click for grade or feedback, drop downs galore, click click click. Then, it doesn't sync back with Classroom to record the grade you added, therefore there's no easy record (that I see) of all the class's grades. It'd be awesome if the JoeZoo roster allowed you to click the student's name then opened their assignment there, but no. You have to go back into Classroom to do it and go through the whole process again. I had such high hopes, but they were dashed after grading my first paper.
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Nancy Robinson
April 4, 2016
A life-saver when 75 research papers come in at the same time! Monkey Checker still needs some tweaking-it counts capitalization as a spelling error-but all in all, a bargain for the price :)
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Andrew Corney
July 5, 2016
Awesome piece of technology that is easy for teachers to use and gives specific guidance to students (rather than click a button to correct their error). Has saved me a heap of time, given better feedback to my students - every one's a winner! Feature request - the Student Monkey Checker (i.e. Allows student to catch & fix errors before handing in work) gets my vote.
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Dennis Jarrel [Lyon MS]
January 15, 2016
What a great add-on for Teachers! This streamlines the rubric process so much! I love the sidebar feature and the rubric creation is super simple and fast. The ability to save rubrics and reuse is amazing! If you're using Google Docs in class you MUST try this add-on!
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A User of JoeZoo Express
November 9, 2015
This is a truly phenomenal tool. Easy to install and use. Great functionality for the educator (me) and the students. Fantastic way to drastically reduce workload while still giving students the structural writing feedback they need - and the opportunity to work through and learn from their mistakes. This allows me more time to focus on higher order thinking skills. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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A User of JoeZoo Express
January 18, 2018
This app has fundamentally changed my practice in grading student essays. I love the Monkey Checker feature, because it allows me to automate low-leverage feedback items, such as formatting errors, so that I can focus on higher leverage, content-based feedback. I also love that I can build my own rubrics, and superimpose these rubrics and grades into Google Docs. This really allows me to keep all of my feedback in a single place, which in turn makes it easier for students to understand their feedback. Additionally, the added feature of building and sharing comment sets and rubrics with my colleagues helps with norming the use of this add-on across grade levels and subject areas. The updated user interface that mimics Google Classroom is an added plus. Additionally, the JoeZoo technical support is top notch! When I encountered a bug within the app, their IT department responded to my issue within hours, and by the end of the work day had resolved my issue, allowing me to get back to work straight away. I cannot sing higher praises about this team.
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Lindsay Figueroa
July 12, 2016
I enjoy the ease of use that Joe Zoo provides. Creating rubrics and grading essays online saves so much time and gives students more immediate feedback. I do wish the Monkey Checker feature caught more capitalization and punctuation mistakes that could be flagged for students to see common errors. The program updates frequently and has been very responsive to any tech help I've needed. I have had some issues with the program freezing-up when using the Firefox browser on my PC at home. I would love for the program to include: Customizable rubric grading scales (i.e. IB/NAME/etc) Fractional grading (e.g. B- or 3.5/5 etc) Student Monkey Checker (i.e. Allows student to catch & fix errors before handing in work) **A cherry on top would be a feature to help me detect plagiarism-- hey, a girl can dream!
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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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A User of JoeZoo Express
November 21, 2015
JoeZoo is an awesome App that reduces workload for teachers while still allowing students to receive the timely descriptive feedback needed to direct their learning. It's easy setup and user friendly interface allows all individuals, no matter their technological ability, to easily use this App. While there are pre-set feedback options for students, the teacher can also modify the feedback in order to individualize the feedback as necessary. What a great tool to help address literacy in our classrooms! I will be introducing this to my department and colleagues and recommend this App to all educators.
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Andrew Dold
October 29, 2015
This app is amazing. It was so easy to set up and use. The amount of errors it caught and the breadth of feedback it provided was outstanding. I just loved how they grouped all of the errors into 5 categories and then provided me with an overall look at how many errors were in each category. This has to be one of the most helpful apps I have used as a teacher. I have saved so much time when providing feedback and marks that it has allowed me to focus on higher order tasks. I recommend this app to any teacher who wants to save time.
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