Taking Hattie's ideas and making a practical, free and accessible tool for teachers, students and peers to collaborate with
There is much exploration and focus on feedback in schools at the moment - and for good reason. Feedback should be what drives learning and teaching, the direction learning takes and should help refine our practices and methods. Recently prompted to think about this by Assistant Principal and thought provoker extrodinaire Margo Edgar, I got started with these two resources;
From this I established the key points Hattie was talking about;
What type of feedback?
I think it would be great to simplify this model - to make a quick 1 minute format that allows students to provide instant feedback - a Google Form would work but it would need to be simpler - with one click and short text responses. Also using it with learners highlighted the ongoing need to foster understanding of why, when and how we use feedback with students. I am also thinking about developing a 1 page infographic for teachers regarding feedback for those using platforms like Edmodo so they can still apply Hattie's thinking but to a feedback loop they have already established.
USINg padlet to set up collaboration spaces built with learners
So I'm back in Padlet - I know it pops up a lot but it is such an effective tool for collaboration! This time I started with an inquiry question and rather than dictating to the Visual Communication Design students what I wanted them to know, I allowed them to build with me a bank of video, image and written resources around the inquiry question. Not only were they able to showcase their understanding they were empowered to explore ideas and topics relevant to them and to think about what their peers found also.