Teachers often face limited resources in their profession, but the most valuable and least available of them is… time. Specifically, time to plan, assess, and engage with every student in their classes. As a high school science teacher, I understand the daunting task teachers face every time they take a pile of paper home from all their classes for the day. Teachers spend hours (if not days) handwriting detailed, constructive feedback for each student… only to have their students skim it over before throwing it into the abyss of their backpack or the recycling bin. Many students often look at their final score and do not even bother reading the feedback; from those who do end up reading the feedback, few are motivated to act upon suggestions or continue the conversation about their learning after having their work returned. Communicating feedback via paper is not efficient, nor is it conducive to developing student agency and feedback literacy.
Floop is filling in the need for a feedback-focused web application that is tailored towards middle and high school teachers who have a high volume of students. Their student assignment submission app is available on both iOS and Android devices and the teacher features are available on desktop. While there are other feedback apps available on the market, Floop is currently the only one that is specifically designed for providing paper-to-digital feedback with middle and high school teachers in mind.
Check out the Floop Analyst Report created on Visme: https://my.visme.co/projects/pvgrxzno-etec-522-analyst-report-floop
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