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5 New Useful Grading Tools for Teachers

The best thing about web2.0 technologies is that they are dynamic and lively. Some of them do have a relative short life span and they cease to exist after a short period of time but the majority continue for much longer.As a reviewer of such web tools I always make sure to be abreast of the new releases. I love to discover new tools and try them out before sharing them with my readers here. In fact the web is teeming with these tools and it will continue to be so as more and more publishers and developers are having free access to software that used to cost a lot in the near past.

In today's post , Educational Technology and Mobile Learning you with some new grading tools that we have not covered in Teachers Best Web Tools. Check them out  below and share with us what you think about them. If you know about other grading tools , please share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy

If you have iPad and want some grading apps to use on it , check this list of some of the best iPad grading apps.

1- SaGrader

SAGrader makes it easy to engage students with knowledge-based writing exercises in high school and college courses like biology, business, psychology, and history.

2- Grade Mark

Grade Anywhere™ with paperless grading! GradeMark saves instructors time and provides richer feedback to students by enabling editorial highlights, custom comments, and QuickMark® editing marks directly on student papers.

3- Writing Roadmap

Writing Roadmap™ is an online writing tool that provides an effective way for students to practice and improve their writing and for teachers to measure and track writing proficiency for students in Grades 3–12.

4- Crease

Crease provides immediate, accurate, and low-cost scoring of short-answer and essay items. It is a highly reliable and cost-effective alternative to handscoring student responses and is currently deployed in both classroom and summative assessment environments

5- LightSide

LightSIDE is a free and open-source software package developed at Carnegie Mellon University. This program is designed as a tool for non-experts to quickly utilize text mining technology for a variety of purposes, including essay assessment. LightSIDE incorporates numerous options for extending its data representation, machine learning, or visualization capabilities through plugins. 

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