Teacher Review For DIY

Web-sharing that promotes positivity

Jessica M.
Classroom teacher
Hite Saunders Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this as a platform to share student work. Students could get direct feedback that they might not get face to face with peers. Being able to pick a username that did not have to be related to your name was a positive for my students. I was able to write their usernames on the board and they could comment on the username's work, but did not know who's work they were seeing. I was also able to use this across grades, so my fifth graders could work to critique forth graders. I love how positive students are when they give feedback on this site.
My Take
I love this as a portfolio tool. I also like that community posts can include contests. Students can work to build their skills on their own time frame, but I do wish that this would serve more of an educational purpose. The site is fun, the skills are great, the ability to provide and receive feedback is awesome, but I can't really use it for more than that.