Tech Talk Roundtable 05-25 | Meaningful Feedback


“Your feedback is important to us.  Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey and let us know how we are doing.” Today we’re talking about feedback and thankfully, that is NOT the kind of feedback that we are discussing. Rather, we are gathering our collective experience of the do’s and don’ts of giving feedback to students, hoping to distill them down to a handy, concise list.

Lessons Learned

Dennis –  If you use SeeSaw, you also want to use Shadow Puppet EDU.

Chris – If you haven’t consumed coffee at night in a while, don’t start up the habit again … you’ll regret it.

Daniel – Importance of having a grounded life, knowing who you are is more important than anything you accomplish.


Fun Fact

The Larsen Effect

Did you ever witness a live microphone generate that unpleasant “WOWM” sounds? Wo! That’s it. That sound loop is called the Larsen effect, audio feedback, or simply feedback.

Notes & Links

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback by By Marianne Stenger

  1. Be as specific as possible
  2. Be as immediate as possible
  3. Address the goal as clearly as possible
  4. Be as careful as possible
  • Do not micro-manage
  • Guide, but do not control
  • Avoid competition, which usually means feedback should be 1-1
  1. Involve the learner as much as possible (self-monitoring)


One Minute Manager by Dr. Ken Blanchard, Amazon link:


One Minute Manager on Wikipedia


Feedback:  Needs to be…

  • Timely
  • Specific
  • Balanced


Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning (Edutopia)


Tech Tools that make providing feedback quicker and easier…

  • Shared Documents
  • SeeSaw
  • Turnitin (Allows up to three minutes of audio)


Reflection:  The missing piece of the puzzle

What happens after feedback?  Personal reflection on learning.  This important step in the learning process is usually dropped because of time.


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