All English and humanities teachers agree that to teach more, they need less work that is not teaching – like simple GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) correction.
Grading and feedback are two time-consuming tasks for every English and humanities teacher.
Scribo gives teachers more time and better information, and students more ownership of their writing.
Scribo manages the writing improvement cycle and connection between teacher and student:
To improve writing, students need to write more. Without some extra support, the flow on effects of more practice, mean more work.
The write–feedback–improvement cycle needs to change gears from the familiar story of overworked teachers and underperforming students to a more positive and progressive storyline.
How hard is it to start an English writing class? You have to get everyone ready to write and then there is the great challenge of what to write about, cover what you need to teach and …keep it all exciting and short!
Here is a Presto lesson on pre-writing strategies. Set a scene, seed ideas and get a paragraph written that does the feedback and grading for you.
The Cookie Thief – pre-writing activity
Time to create – 10 minutes – Engagement – High
So when was the last time Grammar was a fun thing to do in your class?
Old PDF worksheets and time wasted grading miss the engagement opportunity.
Teachers can browse the Presto library, choose a few lessons and share a link in minutes.
Students are instantly engaged with content and auto assessment which delivers insights to teachers on what went well and not so well. Switch up gears for your high and low-level students in seconds.
Search the library – check one out – share a link – 2 minutes or less
You have been slogging through Biology text books for weeks. Time to mix it up. You found a great picture of a frog in a pond. Now it’s time to explore the ecosystem in a micro-engaging way.
Create time – 3 minutes – share a link sub – 1 minute. Engagement – High