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...

11trees launches the free Canopy beta

Are you frustrated with online discussions and teach with Canvas LMS? Welcome to the free beta of Canopy – escape endless scrolling and engage students in less time.

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....

It Isn’t Feedback Without a Shared Goal

We've all received useless, incoherent, destructive, or extremely late feedback at one point or another. Sometimes all at once. In my first GE performance review, right after college, I received a “4” on a 1 to 5 scale. When I asked my manager what I could do to...

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...

What does Canopy do for you? One instructor’s view…

Online education relies on discussion boards to simulate classroom conversation by asking students to read a text and post a series of responses, both original and in dialogue with peers.  While discussion boards can be extremely valuable, they can also be frustrating...

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...

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...

11trees gratitude, 2021

Greetings from the 11trees team! We are writing to say thank you. To the thousands of educators who found 11trees in 2021, the schools that licensed our software for broad use, and the feedback we received to make our solutions better. We hope you and yours are...

11trees’ Solutions Free Through December 31, 2020

Educators around the world are adjusting to a new reality that requires all teaching be delivered online. One of our most compelling and effective tools - our physical presence - has been taken off the table, at least for the foreseeable future (and none of us can see...

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What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

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....

Tips for Library Design

Tips for Library Design

Tyler Wenzel is the organizational brains behind the structure of many of 11trees' licensable Libraries as well as over half a dozen Libraries custom designed for 11trees’ clients. Here he shares some of his top tips for designing an easy-to-navigate Library. In 2018,...

It Isn’t Feedback Without a Shared Goal

We've all received useless, incoherent, destructive, or extremely late feedback at one point or another. Sometimes all at once. In my first GE performance review, right after college, I received a “4” on a 1 to 5 scale. When I asked my manager what I could do to...

11trees gratitude, 2021

Greetings from the 11trees team! We are writing to say thank you. To the thousands of educators who found 11trees in 2021, the schools that licensed our software for broad use, and the feedback we received to make our solutions better. We hope you and yours are...