In this article we show students how to use JoeZoo - from set up to using it to view teacher comments and grades.
What is JoeZoo?
JoeZoo is an app that helps make it easier for students to use teacher feedback and to build 6 other important learning skills.
For feedback to be helpful, students need to get it back quickly, in an easy to use format and teachers need to know that students engage.
Traditional methods - like hand written or Google comments - don't work because they all look the same to students, are trapped on pieces of paper or in a Google Doc that students will never refer to and offer no way for teachers to know if students even use them.
With JoeZoo, teacher feedback is automatically colour coded and grouped, so students find it easier to understand and apply.
It is accessible by everyone - teachers, students and parents - anywhere at any time in our app.
And, it is tracked so teachers and students know which comments helped to increase learning outcomes, and which ones didn't.
Installation & Set Up
Setting up JoeZoo is quite easy, but does differ by user type.
Student Set Up
Students will find all of our feedback and grading tools in their JoeZoo Express add-on.
Here are some quick introductions to each with links to articles that show how to use each.
Students will find it on the home screen of their JoeZoo Express add-on and can use it to for self-editing, finding and fixing spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
To see how to use the Student Monkey Checker, read this how-to article
If a student wants add comments to their own doc or to add comments to their classmate's doc, they can use our Commenting Tool.
It's like Google comments, but better.
JoeZoo comments are colour coded, have helpful tips and come in Text-to-Speech
If a student wants to grade their doc or to grade one of their classmate's docs, they can use our Grading Tool.
Students will find the Grading Tool on the home screen of their JoeZoo Express add-on.
Every time a student doc is assessed, JoeZoo automatically saves versions of the doc to the student's digital portfolio.
If a teacher has subscribed the student to the Improvement
package, the student will be able to access saved versions of every doc assessed with JoeZoo from within their app.
To learn how to use our Doc Versions feature, read this how-to article
JoeZoo was designed to make it easier for students to understand and use teacher feedback.
To make it easier, we've created Improvement Checklists for each student that is always accessible in their JoeZoo Express add-on.
To learn how to use our Improvement Checklists, read this how-to article
Viewing Feedback & Grades
As soon as comments have been added to a student's doc, the student can view them by opening their JoeZoo Express add-on.
By clicking on each comment record, students are able to view the details of the comment and can have the comment read to them if their teacher has turned on our Text-to-Speech Comments
or listen Voice Comments recorded by a teacher or peer.
To learn how to remove comments that have been added to a doc, read this how-to article
As soon as a student's doc has been graded, the student can click the "View Grades" button on the home screen of their JoeZoo Express add-on.
Clicking the "View Grades" button will show them a list of all the graded rubrics. Clicking on any of those graded rubric records will instantly insert that rubric in the student doc too.
To learn how students can view graded rubrics, read this how-to article
Managing JoeZoo Account
JoeZoo take student privacy very seriously. As a result, we do not communicate with students.
Students are welcome to browse the support resources in our Help Centre
, but will need to ask their teachers or parents to submit support tickets on their behalf.