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We know that offering college students suggestions may help them to be taught extra, however it’s so dang time consuming. If you might have 120 college students (simply to make the mathematics straightforward) and spend one minute offering suggestions to every scholar that takes 2 hours!! The college didn’t present me 2 hours of prep time to do that… so how can I improve my effectivity and efficacy in offering college students suggestions? Try these 5 ideas.

1. Do Feedback TOGETHER

Is there something worse than spending hours giving college students suggestions solely to understand they didn’t learn it? Feedback isn’t efficient if college students don’t learn it or do one thing with it. Try making a single Google Slides and sharing it with college students with edit entry. Tip: do that typically. It is a studying curve for college students initially, however they get the grasp of it shortly. Ask the scholars so as to add a slide and put their title within the speaker notes. You can use Doc to Slides Add-on for Google Docs to assign college students to a slide in Google Slides. Choose the Roster Slides possibility. Each scholar shares their work on a slide. Use the Randomize Slides by Schoolytics Add-on for Google Slides to shuffle the slides. Click “Slideshow” in Google Slides to current scholar work and have the scholars present suggestions. This is a win win. You don’t have to spend time at house making feedback and college students are actively concerned within the suggestions course of.

Slideshow button in Google Slides

2. Create a Branching Google Form

We oftentimes know what frequent errors a scholar may make. Design a Google Form to supply college students with suggestions primarily based on their incorrect reply. The trick is to create all your sections prematurely. Use the final icon on the floating toolbar in Google Forms to “Add section.”

Section icon in Google Forms toolbar

Create a bit for every query and a bit for every “feedback.”

Question 1 section then Question 1 feedback section then Question 2 section

Add a a number of alternative query to the query part and use the three dots within the nook to decide on “Go to section based on answer.” This will can help you choose which part the coed will navigate to after they reply the query. This permits you to construct a tutorial and a “make up question” within the suggestions part. Be positive to note for every part the place the part navigates to. The default is “Continue to next section.” You will wish to change this.

Go to section based on answer Google Forms

To make it a little bit quicker to create your branching Google Form attempt my template. It is a spreadsheet with an unofficial Add-on. (As at all times, it collects no consumer information and no PII.) This permits you to point out what number of questions you wish to create. Use the Add-on menu to create the Form. For every query a suggestions part shall be routinely added.

3. Station Rotation Model

I’m a giant fan of Catlin Tucker. She advocates for the station rotation mannequin. Have college students rotate to you the place you’ll be able to present them head to head suggestions in small teams. Students rotate off of the trainer station to make updates to their work primarily based on the suggestions.

Try the “Generate Random Groups” possibility in Schoolytics. This not solely creates random teams however permits you to drag college students into totally different teams whenever you discover “oh, those two students can NOT be together.” Export the random teams to Google Slides or Google Sheets to assist college students know what group they’re in.

4. Narrow Your Feedback

Choose one or two issues you’re on the lookout for within the project. Too a lot suggestions can really feel overwhelming to college students, narrowing it all the way down to a few issues that they’ll enhance on will prevent time and assist college students to concentrate on one thing to get higher at.

Try utilizing Google Keep to have pre-made feedback shortly accessible. If college students do their work in Google Docs click on on the Google Keep icon on the far proper. This is a yellow sq. with a lightweight bulb. Pin notes with suggestions phrases. Literally DRAG the maintain be aware from the sidebar onto the Google Doc to depart the suggestions remark.

Use Google Keep in the sidebar of Google Docs

Tip: Create TABLES in your Google Doc which are 2×1. This offers the left aspect for the coed response and the precise aspect for the trainer suggestions. Drag the Keep be aware into the desk cell on the precise.

create a feedback table in google docs that is 4 by 2

5. Pull the Paragraph

Try my Add-on Pull the Paragraph. This can also be an unofficial Add-on for Google Sheets. Use the Add-on menu to pick out “Pull the Paragraph” and present the sidebar. Select the folder in Google Drive (single click on to pick out the folder. Common mistake is to double click on.) This will herald a listing of the coed paperwork within the folder and present you each college students textual content unexpectedly. This will prevent hours! Use column C to depart suggestions. Use the sidebar to push the suggestions to scholar paperwork with out having to open any of the paperwork! Learn extra about Pull the Paragraph.

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