So you're correcting 40, 80, 160 essays, and the same errors keep popping up: it's when it should be its. It's so frustrating!
Kevin Brookhouser, humanities teacher at York School, has created a website with videos, quizzes and badges that hill help address those grammar errors. As Brookhouser explains, "each grammar issue has a short URL that teachers can provide students instead of mere correction. For example, if a student uses the wrong "its," the teacher can simply comment "grmr.me/its" to direct the student to the page that provides a video lesson, a quiz, and a badge reward system for submitting the quiz correctly."
The site is becoming so popular it's gotten over 100,000 views on Brookhouser's YouTube channel, he says.
Go ahead, give it a try! And let me know how it goes!