Diversifying Immediate Feedback CAIS Presentation March 8, 2010 Ms. Shauna Callahan firstname.lastname@example.org & Ms. Pamela Horrocks email@example.com The Archer School for Girls
Our Perspectives Ms. Shauna Callahan, French Faculty Ms. Pamela Horrocks, Director of Technology
Defining Immediate Feedback Immediate feedback provides teachers and students with data. Specifically: Are students’ needs being met? Is the learning target being met? Is the lesson on track to meet the mastery objective? Immediate feedback can be produced in diverse forms. Immediate feedback can be external or internal.
Classroom Application Student: Teacher Have my students mastered this material? Teacher: Student & Student: Student How are you coming to this thought/analysis/answer? Student: Self How can I apply the feedback from my teacher and peers to strengthen my skills?
Think, pair, share… How do you or your students currently give immediate feedback in your classroom?
Traditional Tools Whiteboard activities Question / response Verb Conjugations Carousals Peer corrected pop quizzes Heads down, thumbs up Color Clarity Cards
Digital Tools Podcasts (recorded in “Garage Band”) Warm-up/Reflection activities: Students are given an activity that reinforces a learning target. Formative assessments : Provides the teacher with data and the students with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in an activity that supports a specific learning objective and the lesson’s mastery objective.
iMovie, iPhoto, Photo Booth Teacher and peers can actively engage in observation and commentary of students’ synthesized knowledge and skills. Students have the opportunity to assess their proficiencies and to re-apply their knowledge in specific contexts. Feedback is more objective and can model skill mastery or highlight areas for improvement. Visual and auditory learners are empowered and provided with tools for-evaluation.
Google Apps Google Docs allows you to create online forms that can provide immediate feedback. Google Form
Wiki Living document enables teacher and students to collaborate and share content, ideas, and comment on work. Sample Wiki
VoiceThread Collaborative group conversation that allows you to leave comments in various ways: voice, text, draw. Sample VoiceThread
Voki Students create an avatar that speaks in the target language. This provides an opportunity for feedback on oral proficiencies. Sample Voki
Practical Application How can you apply some of the new techniques for immediate feedback in your classroom? Craft an immediate feedback activity that will assess a specific learning target.
Pedagogical Benefits Enabling teachers and students to effectively evaluate the learning process. Personalizing students’ connection to material. Empowering learners to develop life-long learning tools. Providing formative assessment that meets the needs of diverse learning styles. Complementing the 21st century learner.
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