Remote learning: feedback ideas

It can be challenging to think of ways to provide effective feedback that is personalised, time efficient and seamless.

Here are some ideas that staff have been sharing regarding how to provide effective feedback remotely:

1) Feedback shortcuts on an Ipad: It is possible to create your own personalised feedback comments as shortcuts on an ipad. These can then be inserted quickly into pupils’ work but remain targeted and avoids teachers having to duplicate comments.

See Feedback_shortcuts for how to do this

2) Emojis: Using departmental common emojis to quickly indicate to the pupils what action is required after submitting work. The Social Sciences department use a star to indicate work is above standard, an ok hand gesture to indicate work is of satisfactory quality and N.B. to indicate pupils should take some action as a result. This helps both the teacher and the pupil assess quickly what action is required following feedback.


3) Whole class feedback by video: Video feedback can be a really effective way to provide whole class feedback.

This example shows where a department has both discussed 3 aspects of misconceptions, and also discussed the answers to a task at length to help pupils to self assess; particularly useful in qualitative subjects. Feedback_videos

This is another example of a teacher talking through a model essay response to help pupils understand what made it so strong.Model Business Ethics Essay_Trim

4) Siri and voice notes: Siri can make providing written feedback from you speaking it into a device, both speedy and effective! Voice notes can be just as effective.


5) Misconceptions videos: It can be really effective to create videos early on in the week after remote learning has been set. These can then to sent to pupils directly, or shared with the entire class to help support other pupils that may struggle with the same concepts.


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