technologythatworks


Providing Feedback
The instructional strategy providing feedback focuses on formative assessment for evidence of student learning. Technology makes it easier to give feedback on a student’s work immediately and by more than one person.

524112913_72c776b89c.jpgWord Processing Application
  • Use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes, Insert Comment, Visual Thesaurus and Readability Scale features for teacher and peer feedback for student ease of editing and revisions. The students’ documents can be stored on a server in a shared folder for access.

Subscription-based intelligent instructional writing and tutoring programs:
MYACCESS Vantage Learning

Data Collection Tools
  • Engage students with Student Response Systems “clickers” to create a quiz to check student understanding before, during and after a learning unit. Be sure to evaluate all levels of skill within Bloom’s Taxonomy, from recall through evaluation.
eInstruction
EduGame
Promethean
Interwrite
Smartboard Senteo response system
ClassAct
Quizdom
also don't forget about myUTIPS Utah Test Item Pool Server

Web Resources
  • Continue to use rubrics for student feedback and scaffolding for student project and products.
Kathy Schrock Guide for Rubrics
History Teaching Rubrics

  • Carefully and purposefully choosing online quizzes, games and simulations to provide immediate feedback for students which can positively affect student motivation, retention, transfer and improved skill levels.

iKnowthat (K-6)
Explore Learning (5-12)
UEN K-2 Student Interactives
UEN 3-6 Student Interactives
UEN 7-12 Student Interactives
Thinkfinity Online Interactives
BBC Skillswise
Quia Shared Activities
Brain POP
Brain POP jr

Communication Software
  • Provide timely, interactive and collaborative feedback to and with students.

Where Do I Begin with Web 2.0?

Blogs - literary discussions, poetry journals,
Grade 2 collaborative blog example
Grade one, Grade 6 Science- excellent tabs, 2009 Blog Challenge, Grade 4

Wikis – create a collaborative and ongoing online group project,
Digiteen Global Project and Flat Classroom Project wiki and Classroom 2.0 wiki (for teachers)
WIkispaces

E-mail – ongoing feedback to students,

Instant Messaging – after school support,

Video-Conferencing – group conferencing with an expert

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