Lesson Plan

iPad Voice-Authored Peer (or Teacher) Feedback

This App Flow will show how to use a variety of apps to enhance feedback quality beyond what was previously possible!
Brad W.
Technology coordinator
Fort Couch Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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Objectives

Students will be able to...give and receive high-quality feedback on any type of assignment. 

Subjects
English Language Arts
English Language Learning
World Languages
Math
Science
Social Studies
Arts
Health & Wellness
Grades 4 - 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Produce Work and Save as PDF

Google Drive
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Pages
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The first step is basic in the idea that you simply need to produce work digitally, using one of a variety of apps, or use the Genius Scan app (not present in Graphite database) to turn a physical paper into a pdf that can be examined electronically.  Essentially the student needs to end up with a .pdf file in some format because they will need to share their work with another student or you, their teacher, and a pdf file format is ideal.  Apps that work well for this include (but are not limited to): Notability, Pages, and Google Drive. 

Student Instructions

Complete your work in any app that allows you to share it as a .pdf file.  This includes: Notability, Pages, Google Drive and many more apps!

2 Share PDF File

Activity: Other — Share electronic file in PDF form

Have student share their work as a pdf file.  This can be accomplished by emailing their work as a pdf (most apps have an export button that looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing away from the box) to their partner.  In many cases, apps can be shared in multiple formats (i.e. image, pdf, .note file, etc.), but for purposed of this, it is best to share the item as a pdf file. 

Student Instructions

Share work with a partner in the appropriate format.  If you have access to email, choose to export your work as a pdf and email it to that individual.  If you need to use AirDrop or Google Drive you can do this as well, but it is essential that the work is shared as a pdf, and NOT A GOOGLE DOC!

3 Produce Feedback

Open file in either Explain Everything or Notability - select "Open With" and then choose the appropriate app.  EE is better for more in depth feedback that is visual, Notability provides more basic voice-authored feedback that isn't as great with the visual portion of the feedback.  Using either one of these apps, press record (red record circle in bottom menu in EE, microphone button toward top-right in Notability) and then grade work using annotation tools as well as voice feedback.

Student Instructions

Open file in either Explain Everything or Notability - select "Open With" and then choose the appropriate app.  EE is better for more in depth feedback that is visual, Notability provides more basic voice-authored feedback that isn't as great with the visual portion of the feedback.  Using either one of these apps, press record (red record circle in bottom menu in EE, microphone button toward top-right in Notability) and then grade work using annotation tools as well as voice feedback.

4 Return Feedback w/ New Sharing Approach

To return the file, it is essential that feedback is returned as a project file from the specific app that was used to produce the feedback.  For Explain Everything, the feedback must be saved as a .xpl file (it will say project file in the menu) and then emailed back.  If it is saved as a pdf, that will not save your video/voice enhanced feedback.  For Notability, it should be saved and shared as a .note file, which is the name for Notability files.  Share back with email, Airdrop or Google Drive. 

Student Instructions

To return the file, it is essential that feedback is returned as a project file from the specific app that was used to produce the feedback.  For Explain Everything, the feedback must be saved as a .xpl file (it will say project file in the menu) and then emailed back.  If it is saved as a pdf, that will not save your video/voice enhanced feedback.  For Notability, it should be saved and shared as a .note file, which is the name for Notability files.  Share back with email, Airdrop or Google Drive. 

5 Review Feedback and Revise Work

Have students open feedback back in the app that it was recorded (either Explain Everything or Notability) and review feedback provided by their teacher or peer.  After listening to this feedback, they should then return to their original work and make whatever revisions are necessary. 

Student Instructions

Have students open feedback back in the app that it was recorded (either Explain Everything or Notability) and review feedback provided by their teacher or peer.  After listening to this feedback, they should then return to their original work and make whatever revisions are necessary.