Online Discussions: An Underutilized Student Engagement Tool

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Does your program use online discussions as little more than a mini-essay assignment solution, resulting in little actual discussion? Or does this sound familiar: students view online discussions as busywork and do the bare minimum to...

The Science Behind Effective Feedback: Leveraging Annotate PRO in Your Classroom

Explore the science behind effective feedback practices in education and learn how Annotate PRO supports these strategies to improve learning outcomes in your classroom.

Annotate PRO Summer 2020 Update

We hope you and your family are well in these unprecedented times. As the summer of 2020 begins much is uncertain in this huge but tiny world of ours. We kind of hope you've put down your grading/marking hat for some time off, although our users span the globe and all...

Knowledge workers write more in a day than college students do across an entire term

A typical writing class, at the college level, requires a couple of papers ("essays") in an academic term. Maybe 1,500 words each, or a longer 5,000 word "term paper." Maybe 750 (three pages) each in less demanding curricula. Is this wasted effort on the part of...

Pairing Annotate PRO’s College Edition with ChatGPT

When utilized well, ChatGPT and other LLM (Large Language Model) AI engines can be an effective teacher’s assistant and help provide students with detailed, actionable feedback. While it can’t (or at least shouldn’t) replace the teacher’s role in creating feedback, it...

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective Editor's Note: Professor Mitch Nathanson, of Villanova Law School, authored the extensive library of comments that comes pre-loaded with Annotate PRO for Legal Writing. We asked him to give us some background on...

What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

Stands of Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) in the subalpine meadows of Mt. Rainier National Park, USA.11trees founder Andrew McCann chose the name 11trees thinking of the "one-to-one" relationships that trees are able to form rather than the random number eleven....

Making the most of your 35 hours/day…

Differentiate feedback to your diverse learners through Annotate PRO’s comment bank features Tyler Wenzel11trees Product Specialist  As great of a teacher as you are (we know you must be great if you’re reading this!) you are only mortal. You only have 35 hours in a...

Embracing the AI Revolution: How Educators Can Harness AI to Give Better Feedback

The educational landscape is undergoing a seismic shift with rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. Throughout history, some educators have met technological innovations with skepticism and resistance before eventually...

11trees Announces the School Resources Edition Service

Austin, TX – July 1, 2020 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of the School Resources Edition Library, a service to help schools connect students with the wide array of academic, financial, career...

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Peer Review — Results of a Survey of Educators

Peer Review — Results of a Survey of Educators

We want to thank the forty-four educators who took the time to respond to our survey about the peer review process. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the raw data and break down the common themes from the responses. About the Respondents About three-quarters of...

Annotate PRO vs Canvas Comment Banks (Libraries)

Annotate PRO vs Canvas Comment Banks (Libraries)

One of Annotate PRO’s (AP) greatest strengths is its ability to work almost anywhere you can insert text. You’re not tied to using it inside a single LMS or app. AP particularly shines through in its integration with Canvas LMS with unique features like student...