Feedback!• “Most programs and methods that worked best were based on heavy dollops of feedback.”• “The most effective forms of feedback provide cues or reinforcement to the learner, are in the form of video, audio or computer-assisted instruction feedback, or relate feedback to learning goals.” John Hattie: Visible Learning
The power of feedback• 134 meta-analyses – Whether some influences were more or less influential than others on student achievement • 0.2 small, 0.4 medium, 0.6 large when judging educational outcomes. Teaching Approach: FEEDBACK? Effect Size 0.73 10th highest out of 134
KnowledgeNET has capacityfor a powerful E-Portfolio - evidence of learning- feedback and feedforward - goal setting - collaboration
E-PORTFOLIOS: Upload or Embed…• Word documents or PDFs• Powerpoints or Slideshows• Spreadsheets or graphs It helps to have a toolkit of alternative things to use• Video• Movies• Photos• Brainstorms, Mind maps• Collaborative Document• Voiceovers• E-Books• Avatars• The list is endless…
What is Voice Thread?• A collaborative, multimedia slide show for images, documents, and videos• Allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).• You can Share a VoiceThread with others for them to record comments too.• Users can doodle while commenting• You can set up your whole class with a voicethread “identity”• VoiceThreads can be embedded in KNet to show and receive comments
contexts for voice threads But there’s a bajillion more! (it’s in the urban dictionary)1. WRITING: Upload photos of different stages of the writing Students process – first draft, next draft, final… give, receive2. THINKING: Upload a mind map or concept map at the and respond to beginning and end of an inquiry journey feedback and3. VISUAL ART: Upload photos of students’ art work feedforward4. READING: Responding to a shared story/novel5. SCIENCE: Record a video of students explaining their science fair investigation from start to finish6. MATHS: Demonstrate different strategies for solving maths problems.7. VISUAL LANGUAGE: Find evidence of persuasion on adverts8. SOCIAL SCIENCE: Record students explaining their understanding of key concepts at different times during a learning process9. PE: Video of students working towards their goals10. SCHOOL EVENTS: Upload a slideshow of photos of school event and student reflections of the event.
What can you put in it?• You can upload – Images – Photos – Video – Documents – PDF, word, excel, powerpoint
How do you comment?You can comment in 5 ways1. Microphone2. Webcam3. Type Text4. Phone5. MP3 file
Can you write/draw on it as you comment?• Yes - with Doodling, you can draw on top of the media as you record your comment• You can doodle on specific parts of a video by pressing pause.
Does my whole class need a logon? Nope!• One VoiceThread account can have many identities (commenting avatars) associated with it.• No need to logout, login…
Can I embed it in KnowledgeNET YEP!• And you don’t need the kids to go out to voicethread, it can all be done in KNet – then you have evidence of learning right there!
Can you make it private? YEP! • there are different security options
What hardware do you need?• Microphone and Headset• Computer and Internet• Webcam
So what? Now what?1. Sign up for an account – K122. Create Identities for your students3. Choose a context or task for your voicethread4. Create it! (Upload something)5. Embed in KNet6. Get your students collaborating on it