Monkey Checker: Customizable Self-Editing Tool for Students

Self-editing is an essential literacy skill for students.
With JoeZoo's customizable Monkey Checker students will find and fix their work, before handing it in.
Monkey Checker: Customizable Self-Editing Tool for Students


Typos! Spelling mistakes! Silly grammar errors!

They’re not just a nuisance. They’re often the difference between a good paper and a great one.

A misplaced comma can affect how clearly a student communicates an idea. A spelling mistake can skew the accuracy of an answer. Typographical errors can change meaning entirely. And a run-on sentence? It can render an inspired thought incomprehensible.

Student Monkey Checker

The Student Monkey Checker helps students find, fix and learn from their writing errors before submitting their final work. And they can do it on their own. This is more than just a spell checker or grammar fixer, it’s designed to help students gain a better understanding of the errors they make and track their own improvement over time. Here’s how it works:

When a student clicks the Monkey Checker their document is instantly scanned. The Monkey Checker then highlights all writing errors and colour-codes them by category. It automatically identifies the error, explains why it’s a problem, and provides a fix tip, without giving the fix. All errors are saved for the student and their progress in reducing those errors is tracked across classes and years.

Fully Customizable for Grade Levels and Subjects

Both Monkey Checkers are fully customizable so teachers of different grade levels or subjects can add or remove the error types they want detected. They run on documents of any length and there are no word limits.

The Student and Teacher Monkey Checkers are free feature when the school installs the JoeZoo app.

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