Watch this space! www.gafeinaction.com.au Details about how you can attend, workshops, dates etc coming soon! If you have any ideas or general inquiries about this event, please contact me at: email@example.com #GAFEinaction
The report writing period is almost over (for Australian teachers anyway!) Yipee! When I sit and begin to write student comments, I don’t know where to start because most of the time, I have too much to say! Anecdotal notes (see My Focusbook for ongoing reporting, anecdotal note taking, sharing and teacher accountability), feedback, rubrics, work samples, the list goes on. As teachers we’re inundated with all of the various forms of evidence we have. The most powerful though… I have to say is the feedback I leave on student work.
Using the Google Docs and Slide comment functions to leave instant feedback on student work samples, has empowered my students to take responsibility for their own learning. They have become independent, reflective learners by taking on feedback from teachers and peers. When they see feedback, they crave more! Crazy I know. My students have not only developed their skills in being able to take feedback on board, but have also become confident in providing their peers with feedback too. I have also noticed a growth in resilience. The most reluctant students have become more open-minded when receiving feedback.
Another benefit of using this function is that when it comes to writing reports, all of the feedback you ever left on a piece of work stays with that sample forever! Yep… Even once students have clicked ‘resolve’ and attended to the feedback, you can see how it was resolved and if was attended to or not. The video below explains how to use the ‘comment’ function.
By using instant feedback in the classroom, teachers can create active problem solvers, provide personalised feedback and empower students to be independent learners. Give it a go! It’ll change their perspective on feedback. I promise!
The victory of a true warrior carries no weapons other than the mind that has been disciplined to conquer the true enemies within.
Life after leaving the profession
Inspirations and Innovations in the world of Education
Startup and Technology News
A teacher's take on...
The Human Potential Project
because anything is possible with Charisma
Just another WordPress.com site
A Teacher of Technology & Library in Primary Education
Tom Mullaney creates edtech professional development for school districts.
Eleni Kyritsis - Leader of Digital Learning and Innovation
Passionate about education and wellbeing.
The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.
Martha Ann Kennedy's Blog, (Formerly "I'm a Writer, Yes I Am") Copyright 2013-into perpetuity, all rights reserved to the author/artist
Living life to the fullest, yet keepin' it simple!
Deep Southern, Diversified & Re-Imagined