Collect, review, and grade work right from the article
Reviewing and keeping track of all your students’ work can take forever, and too much of your day is spent peeking over students’ shoulders, gathering and sorting papers, and recording grades.
To tackle this age-old issue, we’ve souped up the PRO teacher view of all Newsela articles. This update will improve your grading workflow and save you time, so you can focus on the thing you care about most: teaching. Just visit an article you’ve assigned and everything you need will be right there.
Clearly see when work is ready for review
Every time you visit an article on Newsela, a new left-hand sidebar will show you whether work has been done for that article in your classes. A red dot indicates that there is new work ready for you to review.
Stay on top of each student’s progress
Your days of chasing down students for work are over. Click on a class to see individual student names on the left-hand sidebar, and watch as circular assignment icons appear next to their names in real time whenever a student completes a piece of work. Automatically know which students have completed their quizzes, annotations, and Write prompts without having to refresh the page — and know exactly when your class is ready to move on to the next part of the lesson.
Review and grade work in a snap
Once you see that a student has completed work, simply click on his or her name to review and grade it on the right-hand side of your screen. No more jumping back and forth from your Binder to articles to complete your grading — everything you need is in one place.
With this update, staying on top of student’s work is now easier than ever. Collect, review, grade. Done, done, and done. We can’t wait to hear what you think.
Yours in reading,
Newsela Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer