Imagine every teacher with an additional instructor that saved them 20 hours a week, delivered personalised feedback to students for all of their writing compositions on demand, and improved the writing abilities of their students.
What if this additional instructor (AI) also managed the data needed for teachers, heads of department, school and district leaders? What if this data highlighted where students, and teachers, needed more targeted support?
Imagine each student with access to a 24/7 writing coach, (that’s not you), delivering personalised feedback to help every student improve their core English writing skills.
Would educators, schools and universities say “WOW, I’ll take a look at that”, “Impossible!” or “I’m too busy”? There is only one right answer!
Welcome to Scribo! That’s what we do…alongside you!
To use Scribo, schools must register with Literatu. Scribo is NOT a free service, however it can be trialled FREE in a school. Register with us and we will set you up in your own community. We encourage the use of a single school for multiple teacher accounts. tracks your improvement, sending you tailored revision activities and invites to targeted webinars you should attend.
Teachers and Students register using community / class access keys or via our Literatu school onboarding process. Scribo integrates directly with Edval, O365, Google, Google Classroom and One School to establish teacher, student access, classes and accounts. Scribo can also sync with Microsoft teams, building classes from Teams and vice versa. If you have any of these, please let us know.
For the purposes of a trial, we issue a Teacher registration code. Teachers create classes and give students class key codes to self register.
Students can SSO (Single Sign On) in Scribo using their O365 or Google account. With a Student Access code, registration into a class is simple and fast.
Scribo is used from Years 4 through to Tertiary, to grow strong writing skills and techniques. Scribo does this through:
Scribo lets any teacher or publisher create a writing task and share it with others in the school community. Teachers can elect to put their work in a global public library if they would like to share with others. Publishers with writing activity content can build libraries of content to share with schools.
Yes. Scribo can load texts from existing PDF, DOC and Google Drive without any involvement from students. This allows teachers to review student and cohort level analysis quickly, simply by loading and running the Teacher Cohort Panel Report.
The main purpose of Scribo is to use ML and AI to build detailed writing feedback and analysis for each student text submitted. When checks are run, Scribo saves over 80 data points on each check.
Feedback is given to students on screen as well as report. All Scribo and teacher feedback is captured, analysed and visible back to students. Much detailed data is captured and able to be used for remediation planning and targeted teaching.
Scribo is available for students either on the Web or in Google Docs as an Add-on. Scribo Web analyses student text pasted in or loaded from Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Scribo SOLO writing checks contain up to 12 levels of analysis of student text including personalised feedback generated by Scribo from the analysis. Each time the student makes a change, the writing check can be re-run.
Yes. Scribo lets teachers or publishers create writing scaffolds and support materials that students can access when writing. These options can be switched off or granted to students needing more support.
Scribo allows students to paste in the question or essay prompt they are responding to. Scribo automatically discovers the context, task and limiting words as keywords for the essay. Scribo uses these words in the essay response analysis. Students have topic based analysis built into the feedback.
Yes, Scribo analyses over 12 different writing styles to check if students have followed the question requirements and answered the question. Scribo tracks the efficiency of over 16 different writing styles like Compare, Contrast, Expand Ideas, Give Examples, Cause and Effect, Expand Ideas, Quote and more. Students can select the styles they want to check at will.
Scribo is famous for class aggregation reporting. Teachers need to know where their time is best spent across the learning levels of the class. Scribo reads all students’ texts and creates a multi-layer analysis of cohort writing.
From here, teachers can see live examples of student work and details of each student. Teachable moments are ready, examples from live text are extracted, deep analysis and insights are created in minutes across all students.
We get asked this all the time and the answer is “Yes”, Scribo gives students a Scribo Grade in seconds. We have a unique grading assistance model that gives students a very accurate score for their writing based on a number of writing traits Scribo analyses. Writing elements that look into the levels of cohesion, paragraphing, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures. Ultimately the elements that remain in the teacher domain are topic and content depth however Scribo scores content based on our clever keyword analysis.
Scrib calculates IELTS and TOEIC CEFR scores and has been doing so for years for many students looking to know if they are ready to take their high stakes English assessment exams. We are one of the only AI systems that will give students a score that many people say is a close estimate to a final score. Not only do students get a score, they get a full analysis as to where they lost grades. The subsequent feedback shows students where they can quickly improve and reclaim their grades.
Scribo does accurately rank the students based on our deep text analysis. Across many thousands of essays, we have built a formula that ranks students very effectively based on multiple elements of analysis. Using our ranking, teachers can grade much faster.
Yes, Scribo accurately maps our Scribo six levels of writing analysis to The Six key Traits of writing: Voice, Ideas, Presentation, Conventions, Organisation, Word Choice and Sentence Fluency. This has proven to create a common vocabulary and guidelines for teachers to use with students so that they become familiar with the terms used in writing. It develops consistency from grade level to grade level.
Scribo supports them all. Scribo has very flexible Rubric marking – using your Rubric definitions, not ours. Letter grading and number based X/Y grading can be used as a number or percentage. There is great flexibility with Rubrics. Students can self grade against a Rubric and hand in work for final assessment. Teachers have final grading authority.
The top 8 feedback capabilities of Scribo include:
Cold Writing tasks are used extensively in Scribo. Students are given a topic, possibly a supporting scaffold, and a writing space to address the question. This writing space has no spell checking or grammar checking support. See the levels of writing as they really are. All data flows into analysis and feedback capabilities. This mode is used for Summative and Formative testing of students to check writing levels.
Yes. Scribo can be used in English and Humanities subjects at all levels of learning. Typically Scribo is used from Year 4 through to Tertiary levels. All that changes is the level of the feedback, the depth of the question / answer and obviously the student response.
Teachers can dictate feedback in other languages and students can convert English feedback into their mother tongue. Scribo can work with any language supported in Google Chrome.
Yes, Scribo is delivered to schools, colleges and universities via the cloud. Anyone can log in from anywhere there is a web connection, and your login email or user account can be validated.
Yes, we do. Scribo integrates with both. Your primary Google or O365 account can create a Scribo account and you have single click access with no new passwords. Register with Google and/or Microsoft accounts from the front screen.
Yes, Scribo uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence extensively to make every English and Humanities teacher’s life easier. The technology is used primarily in the context of your school or Scribo Community. Data that is shared and used to aggregate and inference learnings across all writing is anonymised.
In School environments, teachers can train Scribo to work in a school context. Districts can aggregate data from connected schools to look across the writing abilities of many schools across many levels of dissection.
Yes, Scribo is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Google Docs. Teachers can synchronize classes and activities in one click.
Scribo is a Google Docs Add-on available from the Google Marketplace. Teachers and students use all of Scribo from the Google Add-on with no need to leave Google Docs.
Yes. Scribo is an Add-on from the Google Marketplace store. Scribo for G-Suite works in Docs, fully supporting writing without forcing students away from the authoring platform of choice. Word and Word O365 are fully supported with apps in the Microsoft Add in store.
Yes, Student and Class keys are the quickest way to get students onboarded. If you use O365 and/or Google without Classroom, register using SOO and enter a key. Presto, you have a class and you are ready to go!
No, Scribo is all HTML 5 delivered. There are no plugins required. Scribo works with all major browsers.
Scribo integrates with SIS and timetable systems such as Edval, directly. Integration with LMS is via LTI launch.
Yes. Teachers can monitor student work as they work in Scribo Web or in Google Docs. Teachers work with a mirror copy and make comments / feedback. This is delivered straight to Students via Web and/or Google Docs.
Yes. At any time, teachers can run a cohort panel report that summarises the writing results and trends for the whole class. The panel report is also available at student level.
Yes. Scribo has a range of options teachers can set up for students. There is anonymous and declared peer marking with options around Peer marking that make it powerful.
Yes. If feedback is made in Scribo to a Google linked document, the student is informed using the Google email workflow that exists now via email. Scribo feedback will also be posted into the Comments section of Google Docs.
Yes, students can hand in their work for marking in Scribo.
Scribo allows teachers to produce a writing report for each student that summarises their grade, rubric score and feedback given (embedded in the document). This report is on screen for students. It is also emailed and available in PDF format.
Yes. Scribo alerts students to feedback on their work via an online summary and emails that summarise all system-delivered and teacher-created feedback.
Yes. Scribo will send teacher summaries that suggest which students need which level of assistance in their writing.
Yes. Scribo builds efficacy models that show which and where users are accessing Scribo. Scribo keeps count of many major metrics and can break them down in many different ways.
Yes. Scribo collects all data from the student writing level checks where all data is created from our AI and ML capabilities. Data can be aggregated into multiple levels and representations across all levels to identify areas needing attention quickly.
Yes. Scribo builds data from the lowest level of identification. From Student → Teacher → Class → Year → Subject → Faculty → School → Dept / District.
Key insights show teachers the students and areas that are improving, and those which are not.
Yes. Scribo shows students where they are improving, and where they are not, across a range of writing metrics.
No surprise there. Yes. Scribo has been designed to achieve three main goals and in so doing, be relevant to three clear sets of stakeholders.