So You Would Like to Learn More!
This section will help you learn a little more about what feedback is, what are some common ways you can implement it into your own classroom, and how to leverage digital tools like Adobe Spark to record peer feedback for later review and implementation.
So What is Feedback Anyway?
According to the Meriam-Webster Dictionary website, feedback is defined as the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event, or process to the original or controlling source.
Great! But does this mean, students should just shout or point out whatever they want to say about someone else's work? That would probably not be a good idea. You totally run the risk of a lot of hurt feelings, inappropriate remarks, and some that are way off topic.
Digital Citizenship is key to creating a culture of positive, relevant feedback in your classroom. Easy access to smart devices and the internet make it imperative that students learn how to conduct themselves appropriately when handling their thoughts, opinions and sensitive material like who they are, where they live and passwords. If you would like to learn more please follow this link to Common Sense Media, they offer an array of information and curriculum to help you get started!
Bringing Feedback to Your Classroom
In a Digital Media classroom like mine, the idea of feedback should be common place. This does not mean feedback can only exist in creative spaces! Students should get used to the idea that no project will be perfect from the get go, and that it is super important for another set of eyes should have a look. Feedback often reveals areas that need a little more refinement or clarification. Students will sometimes even see their project in a new light, especially coming from one of their peers. Feedback is even more relevant when it comes from a community member or even an industry partner.