- Turnitin announced the release of its new iPad app Thursday, allowing educators to grade written work anywhere.
- The app checks students' work for originality; grades papers with rubrics; allows instructors to add QuickMark, general and voice comments; and syncs automatically with Turnitin accounts.
- The app is free and available now in the App Store.
From the article:
... Turnitin will demonstrate the app during a 30-minute webcast, “Grade Anywhere: Turnitin for iPad,” on Tuesday, August 20.Register for the webcast.
"Turnitin for iPad is liberating," said Franck Reyherme, instructor at Acalanes Union High School District in Lafayette, CA and a beta user. "I can sit on the couch and comfortably grade essays, while still giving students really good feedback. The offline grading mode is great, too. I definitely plan on using it going forward."
“Turnitin for iPad delivers a flexible grading experience that integrates popular tablet technology into the busy lifestyle of today’s teachers,” said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. “The convenience and speed of this app will help instructors streamline the grading process on nearly 20 million papers submitted to Turnitin this year—without compromising the quality of their feedback, which is so critical to improving student writing.”
Instructors grading online with Turnitin report a 52% increase in the quality of their feedback and a 46% increase in student engagement, while experiencing a 31% reduction in the time spent grading. Educational institutions must subscribe to Turnitin to use the Turnitin for iPad app. Visit the Turnitin Quote Request page to receive information regarding a new subscription. ...