Read stories about teachers that have used Peergrade and maximized the learning potential for their students.

Peer Critique in Project-Based Learning

With Project-based learning students are active learners, engaging and applying their knowledge to real-world problems. It also encourages natural collaboration and feedback, including peer feedback. Sarah Rivera uses project-based learning in her high school science classes in Ohio. While gathering materials, building experiments and making observations students in science class are engaging in skills beyond […]

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School
Perry High School
Subject Area
Science / STEM
Location
USA

Peer review in high school science

Peer review is a long held practice in the sciences to validate scientific claims put forth in academic papers. However, the peer review process doesn’t need to be reserved for those at the Ph.D. level, high school students are more than capable of participating in the peer review process. Tony Jones is a science and […]

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School
Taradale High School
Subject Area
Science
Location
New Zealand

Connecting International Classrooms with Peergrade

Josh Fitkin teaches 7th grade Language Arts in Des Moines, Iowa or as he likes to call it an International Language class. His language arts class went international this past year with a pen pal program between his class at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Iowa and a school with the same name in Belleville, […]

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School
St. Joseph's Catholic School
Subject Area
Language Arts
Location
USA

What can math students learn from peer feedback?

The idea of using Peergrade and peer assessment first appealed to Søren Mygind as a way to save time in the grading and feedback process; being more efficient seems to always be a goal for Søren and his fellow teachers.  He was also starting to notice that his feedback for students was becoming repetitive and […]

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School
Køge Gymnasium
Subject Area
Math
Location
Denmark

Digital Media and Peer Feedback

What is a movie without an audience? James Macintyre teaches Digital Media at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester (UK). By using Peergrade to introduce peer feedback into the course, James has given his students the chance to be the audience for one another’s work.  In James’ Creative Arts for Theatre and Film course, students use Final […]

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School
University for the Creative Arts
Subject Area
Digital Media
Location
United Kingdom

Getting Students on Board with Peer Feedback

Teachers are encouraged to constantly create and innovate to keep their lessons engaging and relevant, but students do not always react positively to change. Jennifer Boyle, a Social Studies teacher at the Denver Center for International Studies, knows this all too well: Anytime I try anything new with students there’s always this freak out, like […]

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School
Denver Center of International Studies
Subject Area
Social Studies
Location
USA

Peer review for teaching teachers

Amber Walraven is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education in Radboud Teachers Academy in The Netherlands. She teaches general didactics and teaching methodology and conducts research in the field of professional development for educators. With a deep understanding of the research behind peer feedback, she started using Peergrade to help her students understand criteria better […]

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School
Graduate School of Education in Radboud Teachers Academy
Subject Area
Teacher Training
Location
Neatherlands