After a faculty review it was clear that we needed to improve our assessment feedback. This has also come from the student survey. We have developed to a stage where our lessons are consistently engaging and well planned but the students needed more input on how they can improve after an assessment. So we developed this… https://www.evernote.com/shard/s140//sh/4e2c6435-8de0-4fe8-a7e6-3c72cb5ed6b5/d452eab1d6cb4799152a546fb58b01f0 It has been used by two teachers and the students have responded very well. They all felt it improved their understanding. I’m particularly excited as it came from an impromptu faculty get-together after a discussion about assessment.
As part of the flipped classroom I have created a series of videos for my students to watch to help them understand key concepts and review tests and exams. The second use has been a revelation as I always struggled with exam/test feedback as it was never appropriate for all students for the whole lesson. So now I make video solutions for the entire test and give them their tests back in class with comments and advice to improve. Their homework is to go away and make full corrections. Replacing the “going through the test” section is a series of tasks designed to help plug the gaps identified by the test.
To create the videos I past the questions into Smartnotebook. Using an AIPTEK tablet and pen I can write solutions onto Smartnotebook and use Jing Pro to capture video of what is happening on screen while it also activates the microphone to allow my commentary to accompany the solutions.
Once complete there is an option to upload the video straight to youtube so their is no need to take up file space on your computer. Once uploaded code to embed the video is placed on your clipboard and I then paste this into my wikispace to embed the video there and then. A cheeky ifttt recipe which automatically tweets when I upload a new video to youtube gets the information out there and hey presto, piff paff puff classroom time has been saved and more reflection, review and feedback can take place.
Go my wikispace or my youtube channel (mrbrouse) to view the results.
If making the videos is not something you are ready to do then try using other people’s. You are welcome to use mine or otherwise try these youtube legends: