Vance Stevens made his presentation on 4th August but I watched the recording online this week as I did not follow the events on the day they were scheduled.
The video presented how you can support learners when using Google Doc and also Google Slides while educators can post their comments on the students' own writing.
Correction and feedback are crucial for learners and Google apps can really help you. The approach was simple and he made me realize that in some ways I could work on some activities in class in the same way.
I had not thought about the feature of using voice and this was a new feature for me. I usually print documents and correct them. Thanks to comments on a document learners can share the tasks and be given feedback or streamline correction. Going paper is important and working online is really good.
When I watched the recording I thought that learners need to have a Google account and now most of my students do have one but I also teach a lot of students so as a result I do need to rely on a lot of time. Not having to print and to write on a piece of paper is fine, I will have to work on the way I want them to share the documents with me. My students are not good at using some apps and will have to be taught how to work.
While working online I realized that some features of Google Docs had been presented by Eric Curts who is a specialist of Google apps.
I checked among the links I had collected and found out that there are some interesting ways for providing feedback.
Some use video recording https://screencastify.com to record the document and the comment on the document online and then share the video.
What I can say is that I am going to explore more the tools as probably I am not aware of what is offered now and hopefully many tools are free.
- Link to the document which was shared by the presenter : Presentation document of the workshop
- Other useful links which I have found about Google tools and feedback
In an online session he explored four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools included Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app.
Session resources: http://tiny.cc/sparcc238
- Using Google Keep for feedback