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Peer marking

Overview of how to design a digital learning activity where students mark each other's work according to assessment criteria.

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29 April 2021

About this activity


Students mark each others’ wotk according to assessment criteria.

It encourage reflection and thought about the learning as well as allowing students to see model work and rason past misconceptions.

Oppotunities to do this throughout sessions and schemes of work.

Why use it


  • Encourages reflection and thought about the learning as well as allowing students to see model work and reason past misconceptions. 
  • Develop understanding of assessment criteria and feedback literacy.

When to use it


  • Individual sessions, between sessions and embedded throughout schemes of work. 

Digital tools that might be used


  • Handwritten paper photographed and uploaded 
  • Shared files 
  • Breakout rooms (Zoom, BB Collaborate, MS Teams)
  • Moodle Discussion forum  
  • Moodle workshop 
  • Moodle Wiki 
  • IPAC via Moodle
  • Peermark (Turnitin) 

Speed of set up time


Minimum 30 minutes. Varies depending on the tool(s) used.

Workload


  • Create / facilitate pairing or grouping 
  • Developing mark scheme / rubric 
  • Looking over and feeding back 
  • Setting assessment 

Other resources


  • Rubrics  
  • Grouping / matching systems  
  • Exemplars  

Examples of staff use


 

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