peergrade is an online platform to facilitate peer feedback sessions with students.
Teachers start by setting up an assignment, students submit their work to the assignment (text, files, videos, links and even Google docs), students give each other anonymous feedback through teachers’ rubric, students receive feedback from their peers, they react, discuss and engage with their feedback, and teachers have the complete overview of everything that is happening in the assignment.
Group collaboration is structured on five principles of collaboration: positive interdependence, individual accountability, explicit instruction in social skills, promotive interaction, and group processing.
First, the group tasks need to be structured so that all group members feel dependent on each other in the completion of the task, thus promoting positive interdependence.
Second, for individual accountability, the teacher needs to assure that each group member feels responsible for his or her share of work, by providing opportunities for individual reports or evaluations.
Third, the students need explicit instruction in social skills that are necessary for collaboration.
Fourth, the tasks and seat arrangements should be designed to promote interaction among group members.
Fifth, time needs to be allocated to group processing, through which group members can evaluate their collaborative work to plan future actions.
Using these principles for cooperation leads to gains in learning processes and achievements of students.
Refers to one’s ability to understand and control one’s learning environment and includes goal setting, selfmonitoring, self-instruction, and self-reinforcement. It could also be defined as a self-directive process and set of behaviors whereby learners transform their mental abilities into skills and habits through a developmental process that emerges from guided practice and feedback.
Learners are self-regulating when analyzing task requirements, setting productive goals, and selecting, adapting or inventing strategies to achieve their objectives. These learners also monitor progress as they work thorough the task, managing intrusive emotions and waning motivation as well as adjusting strategies processed to foster success.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: Online and open-source tool that enable students to interact with each other giving feedbacks and teachers to easily have an overview on the process.
Weakness: You have to subscribe to use all the functionalities.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.commonsense.org/education/reviews/peergrade
Similar Tool: Google Question Pro; MS Office; MS Word; Coursera; GitHub.
Technical and operational requirements: PC or mobile.
License Tool: Premium Subscription.