There are many ways to provide digital feedback to students. Varying the types of feedback given help to keep your students engaged.
Giving audio feedback is very quick for the teacher and gives the student a different level of interaction than written feedback does. The student can hear inflections and may get a better sense of what the teacher is trying to convey. This method does need to be practiced a little so the teacher is comfortable talking and reduces the number of pauses. You need to find a method for recording feedback that is comfortable and produces a product that is easy to send to the student. This is an example of audio feedback for responses to a video. This response can be emailed to a student and they click on the file to listen to it.
This is a sample of Comments on a google slide. I used this extensively with my classes this year. Sometimes I would need to write and extended response and sometimes a few words would do. The example below was given in my brick and mortar class where there was daily interaction. I might need to add more to the feedback if I was teaching this lesson completely online. The feedback written was always in addition to what I presented to the entire class about what I saw happening in the projects.
This is an example of a reminder that was emailed to all of the students and was posted on the course homepage. I used reminders frequently so that students and parents would be aware of due dates. This particular reminder was sent out as each unit project was due with the dates for each one.
Here are links to all of the full directions and rubrics for this semesters summative projects.
- Project directions for the first project on Evolution.
- Project directions for the second project on Watersheds.
- Project directions for the third project on Invasive Species.
- Project directions for the fourth project on Population Growth.
- Project direction for the fifth project and midterm.
You may fix everything until the day of your midterm. Be sure to let me know when you have so I can re-grade. All of the projects except the fifth project will have a late penalty. You may earn back any missing points with a loss of 30%.