gotFeedback is a new tool for providing your students with feedback on their writing. As the title of this post stated, gotFeedback uses artificial intelligence to help you provide your students with feedback on their writing. 

To use gotFeedback you can either upload a document (PDF or Word) or paste the text of a document into gotFeedback. After uploading or entering a document you then select the element of writing that you want gotFeedback to analyze. 

gotFeedback has four default options for analyzing a document. Those options are narrative structure, details in the writing, claims in the writing, and use of evidence in the writing. You can also enter a custom aspect of the writing for gotFeedback to analyze. gotFeedback offers some guidance on how to writing a custom prompt for analyzing writing. 

After analyzing a document gotFeedback provides a written evaluation. You can copy the text of the evaluation and paste it into your own document where you can edit it to provide more personalized feedback for your students. 

Applications for Education

gotFeedback could be a huge time-saver when you have dozens of essays to grade. On the other hand, I worry about people relying solely on an AI analysis of students’ writing and not actually reading students’ work to give them personalized feedback. There are also the usual concerns about the accuracy of AI to consider when using a tool like gotFeedback.