Peer feedbackAlso known as: stars and wishes, TAG feedback, I noticed/I wondered
Peer feedback is a structured process where students evaluate the work of their peers by providing valuable feedback in relation to learning intentions and success criteria. It:
- should be used by educators to supplement their feedback, not replace it
- encourages collaborative learning and can build and enhance students' capacity for judgement
- helps students become teachers of themselves and each other, and to self-regulate their learning.
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How to use with ICT
- Check out the Learning intentions and success criteria activity card to support the implemention of effective peer feedback.
|60-Second Strategy: TAG feedback by Courtney Watson||60-Second Strategy: TAG Feedback||Students at Concourse Village Elementary School practice giving and receiving feedback using a TAG Critique worksheet.|
|20-Minute peer feedback system by John Spencer||20-Minute Peer Feedback||A feedback process (pitching, clarifying, offering feedback, paraphrasing, and coming up with next steps) explained on video and via blog post.|
|Teammates||Teammates||TEAMMATES runs on the Google App Engine, using cutting edge cloud technologies. It offers confidential student peer evaluations, anonymous peer feedback, shareable instructor comment and searchable student records. It is not supported on Internet Explorer.|
|Peerwise||Peerwise||PeerWise is an online repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, evaluated and discussed by students. All activity remains anonymous to students, however instructors are able to view the identity of question and comment authors and have the ability to delete inappropriate questions. Suited to upper secondary.|
|CPD for Teachers||What is peer and self assessment?||This teaching resource from the Royal Society for Chemistry is a guide to peer feedback and self assessment, including research foundations, how to encourage effective feedback and assessment, and advice on using ICT.|
|Read Write Think||Read the strategy guide||Learn about encouraging effective peer feedback in a primary classroom. The guide focuses on literacy, but many of the strategies are more broadly applicable.|
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