What is the most popular form of feedback (to students)?
I know myself that prefer self-assessment and teacher assessment over peer assessment, but I do know a lot of people that really like peer assessment because it doesn’t feel as critical and it is often verbal, so they understand it more as it is explained to them. Personally I believe that everyone has their favourite, but I feel that if I had to say the most popular feedback it would be verbal, both from teachers and other students. This is because it is often easier to explain what is meant and how to improve the work.
Do students like peer competition?
It depends on the person. Some people will and some won’t. Although it can make some people shy it can make other people come out of themselves, and for that reason I’d say that the majority do.
What apps or technology do you learn the most from?
TBC after discussion with the team
How will you monitor the success of the changes you make?
I think most of the monitoring will be done through observation, because only really by seeing something can you tell whether it is or isn’t working. This applies to all the changes across all the groups, because ultimately they all end up in the classroom.
Will you meet with individuals or will changes be made across the school?
In the beginning it will be more of working with individuals, but as we start to see improvements, we will try and make the changes across the school so that everyone benefits from them. So a bit of both.
Does fun equal grades? (by Tiegan Meadows)
Practically a lesson cannot be just fun, but we want is for fun to be incorporated in the classroom. This isn't just letting students loose but by looking at the curriculum and assessing how maybe a textbook based lesson can have more discussion. Fun learning can equal grades because bringing more fun or as we think of it more inclusive learning it gives students who before may have been lacking enthusiasm a new found interest. All subjects at the school already have fun elements it is more about listening to the students and finding new ways of making the lessons fun (inclusive); this means students look forward to there lessons more making them more alert and attentive equaling better grades. We don't think of what were trying to introduce as fun learning but as interactive and/or inclusive learning, this makes people think there opinion and questions are acknowledged in all aspects of the classroom.
How do teachers go about using an eHub?
From the beginning of the Summer term teachers will be able to book the eHub for lessons. They can email Miss Hill and submit a brief lesson plan detailing how the devices will be used. Ideas can be found at http://www.passmoresfalcon.com/ehub-learning-sessions . The booking form will be available from the beginning of the Summer term; this is accessible through Staff Resources - Ped Leaders - eHub booking & Resources - eHub Booking Form. If you have any more questions about this please ask the eHub Developers or Miss Hill.