Friday, December 5, 2014

Student to Student Feedback, IT can happen!

This week one of my 5th grade teachers started on a long term project. This project has a lot of components to it, but for the sake of time, I am going to focus on the technology piece of it. This week students started using background knowledge to make inferences. The app of choice was Explain Everything. This app is relatively new to this teacher, so she is still learning about all it can do and basically getting comfortable with it. Anyways, students worked on this all task all week and today was the day that they were introduced to peer feedback. We were a bit hesitant at first, because normally when students are critiquing, conversations have the quick tendency of turning negative. However, to guard against this, we talked about the proper ways of how to leave both a positive response as well as a suggestion. The example that you see below is a "Student A's" work. "Student B" is the person leaving the feedback.

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