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CREATIVE APPROACHES TO
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK
USING ICT IN THE HIGH
Lorinda Bruce | ASV eLearning Development Officer
Scott Westray | VCE English Teacher Gilson College
Link to this presentation: http://goo.gl/lL1ubQ
What is the purpose of assessment? What
kinds of assessment do you use?
What is the purpose of feedback? What
kinds of feedback do you give your students?
How do they give you feedback?
WHAT IS ASSESSMENT?
What is the primary purpose of assessment?
To improve the learning of students and the teaching capability of
Assessment "Comes from the Latin verb ‘assidere’ meaning ‘to sit
with’. In assessment, one should sit with the learner. This implies
it is something we do with and for students and not to students
WHAT IS FEEDBACK?
The challenge is to provide feedback that students can access,
understand and use to inform their studies and future performances.
To achieve this Boud and associates (2010) claim feedback should be:
A. Informative and supportive to encourage positivity towards learning;
B. Timely, allowing feedback to be used to inform other learning and
C. Frequent and specific enough to guide students learning and work.
WHY SHOULD I USE ICT FOR
FEEDBACK AND ASSESSMENT?
Organisation (Folders, tabs, labels, notebooks)
Track Progress (See progress live, check revision history)
Collaborative (Peer editing, students can respond to and edit comments)
Cloud based/does not get lost
HOW DO I KEEP FEEDBACK
MANAGEABLE USING ICT?
Look at changing your assessment
Develop or use existing electronic
rubrics/marking guides. Rubric
Develop or use existing electronic
quizzes, which can provide instant
PROVIDING TIMELY FEEDBACK
The comment feature: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Presenter notes
in Google Docs presentations. PDF text editing tools.
Not using Google docs? Have students submit their work to you
digitally using the LMS at your school or through your through
DROPitTOme portal that sends the docs directly to your Dropbox
account and use the traditional commenting feature in Office
Podcast your feedback.
Use comments sections of YouTube/blogs/wikis for comments/self/peer
Pull up any assessment item on your screen and create a
screencast as you go through their assessment. Provide specific
and detailed feedback on each part. Email the screencast back to
students for them to watch and rewatch. http://goo.gl/DQCPO
Use Evernote to create audio notes. Create a public link and send
it to the student. Create audio feedback in Google docs with
Computer assisted testing. Use your LMS (Blackboard/Moodle).
Apps such as Socrative, Quizlet. Use Google docs/forms
ORGANISATION IN GOOGLE
Clear folders/file structure
Create a template for the assessment
Name the doc in a systematic way
Set sharing settings to ‘anyone with
link can view’
Share link/student makes copy of
template/renames and shares with you
Prevention better than the cure
Create assessment tasks that are
creative/open ended rather than
Know students well so that you
know what they are capable of
Formative marks allocated for
draft process using Google docs
ICT TOOLS FOR PLAGIARISM
Search Google and Google Scholar. How to use Google search
more effectively: http://goo.gl/FLDcJ
Turnitin. A year-long subscription costs $US400 ($526) per
school, plus a fee of about $1 per student.
Overview of plagiarism detection software available: http://goo.gl/XWt46L
ADVANCED GOOGLE DOCS
Set your own preferences
Shortcuts save time
Make a master list of comments
Give feedback via Google Forms + Mail Merge.
Experiment with Doctopus
ASV eLearning Development Officer