|Reviews of Annotate|
Can teachers really LOVE software? We think so! Read on and find out why...
We appreciate the positive buzz out there...keep it coming:
"Love, love, love the AnnotateProCE!!!!! Every teacher (no matter the subject taught) should have this product. It saves so much time with grading! The tips and links to other sites for more help are a life saver for myself and my students!
I originally started using the product with Office 2003 and then upgraded to the Office 2007 version. Now, I have Office 2010 and the upgrades are awesome! The ability to grade on screen and the use of electronic dropboxes saves so much money for my school!
Thank you for this great product and continuing the updates to make it better (if that is possible)!"
Any instructor should consider using AnnotateProCE for Word is you grade papers. There is no better way to provide positive feedback on writing and content than this software. It is extremely easy to use.
ESOLTechnolog.com reviews Version 1.0 of Annotate (just in time for 2.0)
Excerpt from the longer review:
"I purchased this product for two reasons:
"I love your program so far. I really think this is a great asset for people like me. I have been teaching composition courses on the college level for more than three years now and I have always longed for a program that could save me from writing the SAME comments over and over again. I also think the added links to the OWL site are a great learning tool for students. It also saves me the time of printing supplemental materials to help with writing style and mechanics issues. It cut hours off a set of papers that I graded earlier this week. Therefore, I did not hesitate to order the full version."
"My students appreciate the speed with which I can send comments and grade papers using Annotate comments. As a teacher, I like the wide variety of comments I can make using Annotate, and I really appreciate the ease-of-use. I have cut down on time spend grading papers by using Annotate and my sore hands thank 11trees for its thoughtful work on a great product."
"Annotate is great. We should talk about buying it for the department. Go to 11trees.com and download it for free. Try it and then we can talk. That is a great tool for both English and History. If they could make Spanish and French versions, that would be great. The feedback is great. It even has a direct link to a website with tips on how to write papers."
"I love this program, and here's why:
Like most high school English teachers, I spend a hefty chunk of my life grading essays- which means I spend hours reading, scribbling copious notes in the margins which are indecipherable after the fifth paper, and then passing papers back to students in the hopes that they will revise them. Frequently the papers are given little thought, and then thrown into the trash when no one is looking.
Anything that streamlines the homework process and helps students learn has got my vote, and Annotate for Word definitely does both."
"I recently stumbled upon a useful piece of add-on software for MS Word called Annotate. Essentially, it allows users create pre-written comments, organize them by category, insert them effortlessly, and tailor them easily to individual student needs. It even allows users to easily provide links to online resources like Purdue’s OWL.
The one catch is that it is not available for the latest version of MS Word for Mac (2008). Because Microsoft decided not to support Visual Basic for its latest version of Office for Macs - to the frustration of many - it doesn’t support many of the automated features that are available for the Windows version (2007). Additionally, many of the software add-ons like Annotate are built with Visual Basic, so Mac users are out of luck in this regard for now it seems.
However, there are some glimpses of hope. One work around, of course, would be to work with one of the many Window’s emulating programs now available for Macs. This would allow users to run the Windows version of MS Word, which would be compatible with Annotate and other add-ons and functionalities. Moreover, Craig Eisler, the General Manager of the Mac Business Unit for Microsoft, has recently indicated that the next version of MS Office for Mac will support Visual Basic."