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Mark Mate

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Mark Mate

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What is Mark Mate?

Drastically reduce your teacher workload and remove your marking anxiety by bringing digital methods to your book based marking. Mark Mate allows teachers to simply 'say' their comments out loud as they mark their students' books. This verbal feedback is then dictated directly into our mobile app and can be printed instantly, either on labels or A4 cover sheets.

Not only does Mark Mate speed up the marking process, it also stores everything a teacher says directly into their online markbook. This detailed and live data allows you to build an incredibly clear picture of your students' progress simply by marking your work.

Recommended Usage

2-3 Hours. The normal time that teachers would spend marking.

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Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
95%
improve teaching efficiency
91%
improve teacher wellbeing
89%
provide school data
54%

Age Range
0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

Features
Give Student FeedbackAdminister AssessmentsReduce WorkloadImprove WellbeingFeedback Stickers

Languages
English

Accessibility
Moderate features

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Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR

Requirements
Internet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Schools receive an 'Admin Account' which can then create individual teacher logins. The printers are installed locally on teachers' machines which normally takes 10-15 minutes. Our web application is accessed via Google Chrome and our mobile app is available for both iOs and Android devices. From a teacher's point of view, Mark Mate has been designed to be simple and intuitive to use.


Set Up

Using our 'Printer Wizard' setup is quick and easy. Installing the label printer normally takes around 10 minutes. Creating classes and pieces of work takes between 5 - 20 minutes depending on your needs.


Training
In PersonLive OnlineDocumentationVideos

We provide free, 1:1 training via Zoom for all of our users. This can be booked at any time using our online booking system and can be used as many times as you like. We are a company built by teachers to support teachers so we want to do everything we can to help!


Support
EmailFAQs/ForumPhone Support

We pride ourselves on the support we offer schools. We are a company built by teachers, for teachers. We understand the stresses and strains of teaching so do everything we can to get you up and running quickly and easily.

Teachers can book 1:1 support with a member of our team directly through the application free of charge. We can help with any technical or educational related queries to ensure you save as much time as possible. We also have a live chat in the application for any questions at all.


Home Learning

School must create the account.

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Pricing Plans

Free Trial
Paid Subscription

Mark Mate pricing starts from £69 / year

Mention that you saw us on Ed-Tech Impact for an exclusive 10% discount!

We work with schools and teachers to make sure they are getting the best possible price to suit them and their budgets. It is possible to purchase Mark Mate monthly and annually for individual teachers and schools. We also offer site licenses starting as low at £495 for the year.

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Mark Mate Reviews

4.55 out of 5

from 14 Verified Reviews

Mark Mate has collected 14 reviews in the past 6 months

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Allison Jakes

Headteacher

Ridgmont Lower School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

This tool is effective in reducing the actual time it takes to mark (even quicker if you use the speech recognition tool!); it provides an overview of attainment and these two main advantages both go towards reducing teacher workload.

Allison Jakes found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
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Paula Payne

Teacher

Bright Futures Educational Trust, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 1-2 years

Oct 2021

It has had a really significant impact. I sometimes worry about what would happen if I didn't have it and had to revert to my old routines. It is fair to say i would feel lost without it!

Paula Payne found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It just helps me get through assessment so much more quickly, whilst actually improving the quality and effectiveness for both myself and the students.
  • Significantly provides school data
    I can see progress and I can target individuals in need of support.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I mark work faster and more frequently as a result. it is less burdensome to mark work and more rewarding because I feel I am doing a better job and I don't get so stressed out about it.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I used to get very stressed about the assessment of work and also struggle to organise my marking. Now I feel in control of it and although I still have a high workload it feels more manageable and I am more confident.
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Grant Jones

Teacher

Skyswood School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 4-6 months

Sep 2021

I do feel you should be able to collect all data in a subject for one child. Some issues with assessment and grades

Grant Jones found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    General marking / assessment
  • Not provides school data
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Reduces unnecessary marking - more focused
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Reduces marking time
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Tom Norton

Teacher

Secondary school, Scotland

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Sep 2021

It's very easy to use, the phone app is a game changer and the software is versatile. I can see a way to use this for starter tasks with specific questions/activities, challenge questions at the end of feedback and exit cards.

Reply from Mark Mate:Thank you Tom! This is so great to hear and we're so pleased you are seeing the benefits of Mark Mate already. It sounds like you are coming up with some amazing different uses. Thank you again. If you need anything at all, you know where we are!
Tom Norton found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes it easier to give longer feedback in a vastly reduced time.
  • Not significantly provides school data
    I am not really using this function yet.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Giving clearer and more personalised feedback.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I'm actually enjoying marking.
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Nick Matthews

Headteacher

West Wittering Parochial Church of England School

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Sep 2021

Very efficient product that has great potential, but very occasional errors need changing manually.

Nick Matthews found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Allowing much more in depth responses to children, taking less time to do more.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Tracking of objectives
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    We can set relevant challenge questions to relevant children very rapidly.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Less time marking
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Deborah Andrew

Teacher

The Holmesdale School

Used Mark Mate monthly for 3-4 years

Sep 2021

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it means the world to us! It's great to hear that Mark Mate has had an impact on your workload, we're lucky to have you! If you need anything, please let us know!
Deborah Andrew found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes marking creative writing less onerous through use of dictation and also records marks at the same time
  • Moderately provides school data
    As in previous answer, creating mark books is very quick
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    As above
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Marking is more efficient and less time consuming
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David Green

Area Lead for English

John Leggott College, England

Used Mark Mate occasionally for 1-2 years

Sep 2021

Excellent support from the team. Excellent technological facility to provide detailed, precise feedback.

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi David, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been great working with you and we're so glad you have seen a positive change in your marking and assessment. Here's to many years to come!
David Green found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Dictation methods are excellent and more detailed and precise feedback can be provided as opposed to handwriting. Very good to track feedback given and impact.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Charting the impact on student progress over time.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Clearer and precise feedback. Students able to reflect and provide actions on the feedback. Checking the impact of feedback over time.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Quicker marking methods and not taking as much time at home.
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Fay

Class teacher

Beaufort Primary School

Used Mark Mate daily for 4-6 months

Sep 2021

The support is second to none. I can print again and again and also I can type exactly what I want to put not just words that I know how to spell!

Reply from Mark Mate:Thank you Fay! It's be a pleasure to have you with us and we're so pleased that you appreciate our support. We know how busy teachers are so if we can do anything for you, we will! We hope to work with you for many years to come!
Fay found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I have much more time to actually read their work as once I have done that, writing the comment is so easy.
  • Not provides school data
    I don't currently use that.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    My confidence in marking helps my wellbeing
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Sarah Eggleton

Assistant Head teacher

Stretford High School

Used Mark Mate monthly for 7–12 months

Sep 2021

sometimes the app has caused more stress than solved it - can be unreliable

Sarah Eggleton found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    less time to mark a set of work due to the select multiple option
  • Moderately provides school data
    Very useful to have all teacher comments in one place for feeding back to parents etc at parents evening or if a child moves class
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    by reducing workload
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Emma

Head of English and Drama

The Oratory Preparatory School

Used Mark Mate monthly for 1-2 years

Sep 2021

I can mark at speed and save myself hours. Although its often not very useful marking, but it ticks the box!

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi Emma, Thank you so much for your kind words and we're so pleased that you are saving time with your marking. It's great to hear such positive things and your feedback will be passed on to the team!
Emma found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Class feedback with a couple of clicks and using voice recognition
  • Not provides school data
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Marking at speed
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Knowing if my books were checked I can keep up with the marking
  • Not improves school processes
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Dan Peacey

Teacher

Wyton on the Hill Community Primary School

Used Mark Mate daily for 0–3 months

Sep 2021

Huge time saver & brilliant for instant feedback

Reply from Mark Mate:Thanks for the review Dan, it's great to hear that Mark Mate is already having an impact on your teaching. We love the way you are using it for 'Instant Feedback' too! If you need anything at all, you know where we are.
Dan Peacey found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less written feedback
  • Not significantly provides school data
    Not yet
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Live marking
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    More free time
  • Not significantly improves school processes
    Not yet
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Chris Benson

Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition

Skegness Academy, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 7–12 months

Sep 2021

It's simply life changing and career saving.

Reply from Mark Mate:Thank you so much Chris! We have shared this with the team, it's so nice to hear it has helped you and your teaching. We looking forward to working with you again this year.
Chris Benson found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I now do not have to spend my weekends marking books. I can get them all done in my normal working hours. 7:30 - 4:30
  • Not significantly provides school data
    I think this is more to me still getting use to using MM and not taking advantage of all it offers.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I can give more detailed, meaningful and targeted feedback
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I have a much better work life balance. Marking is not a scary or disheartening as it use to be.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    MM is still new to school and not everyone is using or using often enough yet.
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Andrea

Maths Teacher

St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury

Used Mark Mate monthly for 1-2 years

Sep 2021

It's easy to set up, helps me with my class organisation and makes marking so much quicker.

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi Andrea! Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot! It's been great to have you on board and if you need anything at all, you know where we are!
Andrea found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I can give individual question-by-question feedback for assessments. I can mark a class set of books in half the time, by copying and pasting comments or feedback questions.
  • Moderately provides school data
    It makes it easy for me to see the grades of assessed work all in one place.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Not really
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    I don't have to spend as much time on marking, so I can enjoy the things which help me to relax.
  • Not significantly improves school processes
    not really.
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Will

English Teacher

Hillview School for Girls

Used Mark Mate monthly for 1-2 years

Sep 2021

I never give 10 for anything, but this has genuinely been a massive time saver as well as being more fun

Reply from Mark Mate:Thank you so much for your feedback Will! We're so pleased that Mark Mate is having such a big impact on your teaching and it's great to hear that marking is no longer the chore it used to be. Thank you for your support and if you need anything, you know where we are!
Will found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    marking 30 books takes me less than an hour now, instead of four hours previously
  • Moderately provides school data
    I collate all my comments for school reports and grades
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Students are able to read my writing and I am more willing to mark frequently
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Simply, I am a lot happier now as marking was a HUGE part of my workload, now it is not
  • Slightly improves school processes
    I don't understand the question
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