We’re finally at part five of “Five Easy Ways to Integrate Google Classroom into Your Daily Routine”. I hope the series has been beneficial in beginning your journey with Classroom. Today’s topic is feedback.
Give (and Get) Feedback
All teachers know that authentic and timely feedback is crucial to the learning process. But there are several barriers that sometimes keep us from giving students timely feedback. By using the right comments for the right time in Google Classroom, you can give students feedback AND save time.
Step One: Know Your Types of Comments
There are three ways to give feedback to students in Classroom:
Leave a Public Comment: This is meant for the whole class. Usually, this is OUTSIDE of the assignment on the stream. See example below.
Leave a Private Comment: Private comments are to individual students only. You do this INSIDE of the assignment. This is good for reminders, or for general feedback about the assignment. Inside of the assignment, click on the student’s name and then add a private comment at the bottom.
Add Comment on a Google Doc, Slide, Sheet, or Drawing: For the most specific feedback, you’ll want to add a comment on the student’s specific Google Doc, Slide, Sheet, or Drawing. This will be the most directed feedback. Don’t forget to spend some time in class for students to look at and respond to your feedback as well.
Alice Keeler also has an example of an assignment that asks students JUST to leave a private comment. No documents to open. Just a conversation between you and individual students. Check out her blog post here.
How can you utilize the feedback options in Google Classroom to give your students more feedback? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.