I am looking to try out No Red Ink, a tool for creating grammar geeks and writing nerds (or just good student…

I am looking to try out No Red Ink, a tool for creating grammar geeks and writing nerds (or just good student writers and thinkers). Anyone have experience with the tool and using it for authentic writing tasks?

https://www.noredink.com/

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  1. Hmm. I’m digging the concept but it feels a bit clunky after a quick bit of playing around, and although they mention grades 3 and up in several places I don’t think I see it being as meaningful for elementary in its current state. Teacher-made quizzes aren’t generating properly for me and I think the software itself and some of the questions could be a bit overly complex for elementary, especially the ELLs. Also love the idea of personalizing the subject of each question but would eventually like to see the content itself personalized and aligned to some standards by grade level since grammar practice (at least in elem.) should build in complexity year after year. Simply assigning “contractions” doesn’t necessarily generate questions that looked developmentally appropriate for my kiddos to ensure that they’re receiving the targeted instruction needed during their skills block. Seems like a self-grading Google form might make more sense for certain needs and this could be a nice supplement and extra practice at home.

    I can see they’re looking to get feedback by partnering with schools so I’m hopeful that will be helpful as they refine the software. Definite potential for sure. 

    Do you have any initial ideas on how it could be used authentically? Hoping more people can chime in with their thoughts or use of the tool.

  2. Hmm. I’m digging the concept but it feels a bit clunky after a quick bit of playing around, and although they mention grades 3 and up in several places I don’t think I see it being as meaningful for elementary in its current state. Teacher-made quizzes aren’t generating properly for me and I think the software itself and some of the questions could be a bit overly complex for elementary, especially the ELLs. Also love the idea of personalizing the subject of each question but would eventually like to see the content itself personalized and aligned to some standards by grade level since grammar practice (at least in elem.) should build in complexity year after year. Simply assigning “contractions” doesn’t necessarily generate questions that looked developmentally appropriate for my kiddos to ensure that they’re receiving the targeted instruction needed during their skills block. Seems like a self-grading Google form might make more sense for certain needs and this could be a nice supplement and extra practice at home.

    I can see they’re looking to get feedback by partnering with schools so I’m hopeful that will be helpful as they refine the software. Definite potential for sure. 

    Do you have any initial ideas on how it could be used authentically? Hoping more people can chime in with their thoughts or use of the tool.

  3. Hmm. I’m digging the concept but it feels a bit clunky after a quick bit of playing around, and although they mention grades 3 and up in several places I don’t think I see it being as meaningful for elementary in its current state. Teacher-made quizzes aren’t generating properly for me and I think the software itself and some of the questions could be a bit overly complex for elementary, especially the ELLs. Also love the idea of personalizing the subject of each question but would eventually like to see the content itself personalized and aligned to some standards by grade level since grammar practice (at least in elem.) should build in complexity year after year. Simply assigning “contractions” doesn’t necessarily generate questions that looked developmentally appropriate for my kiddos to ensure that they’re receiving the targeted instruction needed during their skills block. Seems like a self-grading Google form might make more sense for certain needs and this could be a nice supplement and extra practice at home.

    I can see they’re looking to get feedback by partnering with schools so I’m hopeful that will be helpful as they refine the software. Definite potential for sure. 

    Do you have any initial ideas on how it could be used authentically? Hoping more people can chime in with their thoughts or use of the tool.

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