Posts Tagged With: assessments

Podcasting To Personalize Feedback

Ever wondered if all that time you spent making corrections and writing suggestions on a paper was ever “heard” by your students? Or why you spent that time when you had to explain what you meant in person during or after class? Here’s a way to improve listening AND save time. [EF]

Interested in finding a more effective way to provide students feedback about their writing, ELA teacher Sarah Brown Wessling records feedback and delivers it to students via a podcast. She begins by marking important points on a student’s paper and then shares her thoughts with students through a recording, which she finds more useful and effective than written feedback. Providing feedback in this way is more personal and allows her to respond writer to writer, reader to reader, instead of as a teacher to student. Students are also more apt to listen to the podcast than to read lengthy written comments on their paper.

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FULL ARTICLE: Podcasting To Personalize Feedback < Teaching Channel

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Report Card Redesign – What Should Be Reported?

What if you could design a “cool” report card?  What if you could use technology to visualize what we struggle to write in words?  And then what if you realized that the innovative design you created was based on traditional assessments and not related at all to current thinking about best practices?

Last week, GOOD magazine announced the winner of its “Redesign the Report Card” contest. The winning entry is a design by Polly d’Avignon, and you can see it here. As a visual design effort, it’s a success. It’s gorgeous. It’s interactive, designed to be posted on a website and support parent and teacher dialog…


written by Susan M. Brookhart, an independent education consultant based in Helena, Mont., and a senior research associate in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning at Duquesne University.

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