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Tools & Techniques For Giving Students Feedback In OneNote

Feedback  has a significant effect on student learning and has been described as “the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement” (Hattie, 1999). One of the great things about OneNote is that there is many different ways to leave feedback on student work and assignments. Here are two handy feedback TOOLS and seven different feedback TECHNIQUES you might find useful.

Feedback Tools

1. Quickly view students work with REVIEW STUDENT WORK

In CLASS NOTEBOOK select REVIEW STUDENT WORK and then select the section of student work you want to review. (See example in Image 1).

One Note Review Student WOrk

Image 1: Review Student Work


2. Jazz up your feedback with STICKERS

Select INSERT, then STICKERS (Image 2). Select your sticker, customize the caption (optional), and select SUBMIT.  NOTE: OneNote for Windows 10 and Mac users do not need to download the Class Notebook Add-in separately as it is built in.

OneNote Stickers

Image 2: Stickers


Feedback Techniques

1. Written Comments

Type, draw or write directly onto a student’s OneNote page. Or, open student’s word document and add comments directly in there.

2. Audio feedback

Make an audio recording. Your student can listen to your feedback from the same page.

3. Criteria Checklist

Provide a checklist that you can ‘tick’ off as students meet learning criteria, answer key revision questions or complete learning tasks.

4. Feedback on handwritten work

If you have given students a hardcopy task, test or assignment you (or your students) can take a photo of it using Office Lens and insert into OneNote. You (or your students) can hand mark the work first, then insert into OneNote. Or, insert into OneNote first, and then add written comments to it.

5. Peer Feedback

Have students work directly in the collaboration space, or share answers to certain questions/tasks in the collaboration space. Students can mark or comment on each others work/answers. The first time you do something collaboratively with your class, do it with a lot of structure (ie. Instruct where and how students are to write their answers, who they are to give feedback to, how to structure their feedback etc). Did you know you can lock the collaboration space to temporarily prevent students from editing content in that section, and, you can also give student groups separate permissions in the collaboration space? Creating students group permissions can be a good way to create more ‘structure’ when you are doing something collaboratively for the first time.

6. Two Way Feedback

You can use OneNote to have two way conversations with your students. You could set a reflection task that asks students to mark their own work and then have them identify areas they could improve. Perhaps provide a couple of ‘sentence starters’ that they then complete, or give them a rating scale to mark themselves against, or ask them to refer to TWO learning criteria in their response.

7. Quiz Results

You can select a form or quiz you created in Microsoft Forms and insert it into your OneNote pages. Or, if you use something like Quizizz or similar with your students, have them take a screenshot of their results or completed quiz and insert as an image.

One thought on “Tools & Techniques For Giving Students Feedback In OneNote

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