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What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

Stands of Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) in the subalpine meadows of Mt. Rainier National Park, USA.11trees founder Andrew McCann chose the name 11trees thinking of the "one-to-one" relationships that trees are able to form rather than the random number eleven....

Tips for Library Design

Tyler Wenzel is the organizational brains behind the structure of many of 11trees' licensable Libraries as well as over half a dozen Libraries custom designed for 11trees’ clients. Here he shares some of his top tips for designing an easy-to-navigate Library. In 2018,...

Making the most of your 35 hours/day…

Differentiate feedback to your diverse learners through Annotate PRO’s comment bank features Tyler Wenzel11trees Product Specialist  As great of a teacher as you are (we know you must be great if you’re reading this!) you are only mortal. You only have 35 hours in a...

A Biased Comparison: Canvas Comment Libraries and Annotate PRO

We deeply appreciate Canvas - for the competition they bring to the LMS space, for their wonderful APIs, the community they've created and their generous partnership program. Canvas has always cared about learning and clients vs. (for instance) suing competitors over...

11trees Announces the School Resources Edition Service

Austin, TX – July 1, 2020 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of the School Resources Edition Library, a service to help schools connect students with the wide array of academic, financial, career...

11trees’ Solutions Free Through December 31, 2020

Educators around the world are adjusting to a new reality that requires all teaching be delivered online. One of our most compelling and effective tools - our physical presence - has been taken off the table, at least for the foreseeable future (and none of us can see...

Knowledge workers write more in a day than college students do across an entire term

A typical writing class, at the college level, requires a couple of papers ("essays") in an academic term. Maybe 1,500 words each, or a longer 5,000 word "term paper." Maybe 750 (three pages) each in less demanding curricula. Is this wasted effort on the part of...

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective Editor's Note: Professor Mitch Nathanson, of Villanova Law School, authored the extensive library of comments that comes pre-loaded with Annotate PRO for Legal Writing. We asked him to give us some background on...

11trees gratitude, 2021

Greetings from the 11trees team! We are writing to say thank you. To the thousands of educators who found 11trees in 2021, the schools that licensed our software for broad use, and the feedback we received to make our solutions better. We hope you and yours are...

What does Canopy do for you? One instructor’s view…

Online education relies on discussion boards to simulate classroom conversation by asking students to read a text and post a series of responses, both original and in dialogue with peers.  While discussion boards can be extremely valuable, they can also be frustrating...

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What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

Stands of Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) in the subalpine meadows of Mt. Rainier National Park, USA.11trees founder Andrew McCann chose the name 11trees thinking of the "one-to-one" relationships that trees are able to form rather than the random number eleven....

Tips for Library Design

Tyler Wenzel is the organizational brains behind the structure of many of 11trees' licensable Libraries as well as over half a dozen Libraries custom designed for 11trees’ clients. Here he shares some of his top tips for designing an easy-to-navigate Library. In 2018,...

It Isn’t Feedback Without a Shared Goal

We've all received useless, incoherent, destructive, or extremely late feedback at one point or another. Sometimes all at once. In my first GE performance review, right after college, I received a “4” on a 1 to 5 scale. When I asked my manager what I could do to...

11trees gratitude, 2021

Greetings from the 11trees team! We are writing to say thank you. To the thousands of educators who found 11trees in 2021, the schools that licensed our software for broad use, and the feedback we received to make our solutions better. We hope you and yours are...

What does Canopy do for you? One instructor’s view…

Online education relies on discussion boards to simulate classroom conversation by asking students to read a text and post a series of responses, both original and in dialogue with peers.  While discussion boards can be extremely valuable, they can also be frustrating...

11trees Announces the School Resources Edition Service

Austin, TX – July 1, 2020 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of the School Resources Edition Library, a service to help schools connect students with the wide array of academic, financial, career...