Answer the following questions:
Which of the showcasing ideas could you most easily incorporate into your own classroom?
I can easily do any of them, but I like these 2 the best:
Allow each student to use a projection device to present his or her project to the whole class. Follow each presentation with time for comments and questions. Have assigned peer reviewers write feedback using language from a rubric that all students have used throughout the project.
Have students upload their products to wikis or blogs. Peers can provide feedback by filling out printed forms, uploading files to the presenter's wiki or blog, responding in a blog entry, creating new subpages in a wiki for comments, or adding comments directly onto an existing wiki page.
What would you need to do to prepare your students for an effective showcase?
Adhere to the project timeline. Provide models of effective/quality presentations. Provide time to practice & rehearse. Provide a presentation rubric so they know what should be included.
How could you support students in providing constructive feedback to their peers?
Talk about appropriate feedback. Model. Role play.
What strategies could you use to ensure students use the feedback from their peers as well as their self-assessments to improve their work? Use the feedback from previous projects to set goals in future projects. Monitor growth towards achievement of these goals.