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Feedback Tool Kaizena Mini Replaced with Kaizena Shortcut

kaizenaKaizena is one of the premiere tech tools available for evaluating student work — a magical extension to reduce your teacher workload!  Watch this video for an introduction to Kaizena.

Kaizena Mini has been replace with Kaizena Shortcut. Instead of commenting inside a Google Doc, the new Kaizena Shortcut is a fast way to open your Google Docs on Kaizena.com. Once the Google Doc is open in Kaizena.com, you will be able to comment with voice comments, text comments, lessons and skills just like before.

This change will not affect any existing feedback you’ve provided to students. Both you and your students will still be able to access comments made using the old Kaizena Mini from Kaizena Shortcut. 

Kaizena has a few tutorial videos to help you get acquainted with the new Kaizena Shortcut.  If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Kaizena.com, they’ve got some new features we think you’ll love. You can explore some of them in a walkthrough video.

These changes make it possible for Kaizena to support commenting and reviewing feedback on their new mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod that will be released in the next few weeks.

If you’ve got a few minutes, check out Kaizena for giving feedback to students today!

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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