When it launched in 2014, I raved about Poetica’s capacity to help you give feedback on digital documents in a manner very similar to writing on paper. Unfortunately, this week the Poetica team announced that they’ve been acquired by another company. At the end of May the service will close entirely.
JoeZoo Express enables you to give feedback on students’ Google Documents by simply highlighting text then selecting feedback statements from a huge menu of options. For example, in my sample document I highlighted text then chose the category of “structure” within the structure category I then chose to tag the sentence with the comment “awkward.” When a student sees the feedback he or she will also see an explanation of “awkward” and how he or she can fix it.