Teachers Love ZipGrade Because It Gives Them More Time
Today it seems that there are quite a few grading platforms that allow teachers to grade papers with their phones or tablets. There are a handful that have been fly by night operations, figuring out the optical part of mobile device grading and then that’s it. Well the people at ZipGrade created the grading by phone platform and continually improve it.
As school years are ending all across the country that typically means finals and with finals means more work. Students in classrooms everywhere know it’s time to goof off, put their heads down and watch movies while the school year trails off. For teachers though, it’s a nightmare of test and assignments grading, working extra hours and missing important time with their family.
That’s why Zipgrade was created. It was created with a focus on teachers and giving them more time to do the thing they love the most, teach. Using Zipgrade, an optical grading platform that allows teachers to grade papers and assignments on their phone, means they have more time for lesson planning, curating curriculum and professional development. Heck, they also end up with more time for their families.
Zipgrade was started because the founder’s wife is a teacher and he wanted to create a way for her to grade SAT prep class papers and of course you can’t just bring the Scantron grading machine home.
“My wife is a teacher that was teaching an SAT prep class. With no access to a scanning machine, she was grading practice tests by hand. With some previous research into computer vision, I knew there had to be a better way to grade papers. My wife has been my best beta tester as she uses the app in her college biology class on a regular basis. We’ve been running the MVP of ZipGrade for a year with great success– over 1.5 million graded papers.” John Viecbach told us when he launched Zipgrade five years ago.
Today Zipgrade allows teachers to instantly grade papers. It’s quick, accurate and organized and provides instant feedback. ZipGrade is also unique in that it’s priced so that individual teachers can even afford it. Zipgrade is free to download and then scan and grade 100 papers per month and unlimited is just $6.99 per year (yes you read that right).
With Zipgrade, busy teachers who want part of their life back and want to spend more time developing students than grading papers, it’s a no-brainer. They don’t need to wait for an administrator or district IT person to put in a purchase order, they can just do it, download Zipgrade and get to grading.
You can check out the original optical device grading platform at ISTE 2018 in Chicago, June 24-28th, booth #2629 and online at zipgrade.com