I use three types of feedback in TaskStream: Webmarker for comments directly on drafts, pasted papers for whole-class peer review, and rubrics for final drafts. Although I had to practice a little with Webmarker to become comfortable with it, I now like it better than the comment feature on Word. For one thing, I don’t [...]
We used two different feedback mechanisms in TaskStream for rough drafts and revised final drafts. Though the comments feature and the evaluation rubrics each had some drawbacks from a pedagogical and logistical standpoint, I think we all found a lot of value in them, too.
Students remarked that they missed being able to write on hard [...]
[...] TaskStream became an excellent (although not perfect – as I’ll explain shortly) solution to this problem. I created my own notebook folio called “Jen’s College Writing Notebook,” in a way imitating what my students had already done, and copied and pasted the drafts up for review into it (minus the students’ names). I then requested comments from all students on that draft. In addition to projecting a copy of the draft at the front of the room as a central reference point, students could actually read the drafts to themselves on their own laptops, and then respond live, in class, with comments. [...]