Marking. Encouraging and evidencing dialogue.

In order to make judgements of quality of teaching and progress over time, Ofsted inspectors are looking for high quality feedback which crucially is acted on by the student. Too often what is seen is feedback without any response. Having made a conscious effort to make sure questions were being asked in feedback, and students were being given time to respond, I found that this was not always being picked up through book scrutinies. Good practice was there, it just wasn’t being seen.

Inspired by the practice of @keeping18, marking plasters by @ASTsupportAAli and @ListerKev, and blog posts from @MaryMyatt, @HuntingEnglish, @learningspy and @shaun_allison

I created a set of stickers that take on the characteristics of mobile text bubbles.

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Click here to download from the TES.

Stickers are now used during feedback to ask questions by staff or peers. The two colours highlight dialogue making both questions and responses highly visible. Objective achieved.

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Recommended blogs for further reading on Marking.

Marking Matters from @shaun_allison

Should I be marking every piece of work from @MaryMyatt

Dirty work from @HuntingEnglish

Marking with impact From Blogsync offer a collection of Blogs that focus on Marking

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Apps for Education- Nearpod

Redefining learning

What is nearpod

Nearpod is an App that allows teachers to share presentations. It also lets you be a fully engaged participant and interact with the presentation through polls, quizzes, videos, drawing interactivity, website-sharing, self-guided quizzes and more.(Edudemic)

Tried and tested

  • I’ve been using nearpod to create my own bespoke text book. Presentations can be uploaded from Dropbox and camera roll etc. The draw function has allowed me to present a question that students answer and submit on the screen. Once all answers are in I display a worked solution for the class to compare and discuss.
  • Whole exam papers can be uploaded through Dropbox when in PDF format and by posting the link to the presentation on a student learning platform such as Edmodo students can work through the questions at this own pace.

Apps for Education – Educreations

Redefining Learning

What is Educreations?

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

Tried and tested

  • I use Edcreations to support students with their learning by recording worked examples of topics covered in class. These can be recorded prior or post delivery and made available for students to view through learning platforms.
  • Students can record their own lessons at the end of a unit topic to further embed their understand. This can then be used as a revision resource that can be referred to whenever needed.