This week we’ll be using some of our class time to view our 1st quarter projects and provide feedback to our classmates on how well they did. You’ll be asked to assess each group and provide your thoughts on what they did well and what they can work harder on for their next project. What’s important to keep in mind is that while we’ll be looking at each video one at a time, the things we see can easily help us in our own projects so you need to pay close attention to what’s being said. Just because we’re looking at another group’s project doesn’t mean that their feedback can’t help you. Your team may be doing the same thing in your video so that feedback can pertain to you.
Also try not to take the feedback personally. Oftentimes you’ll get more feedback on how you can improve rather than to heap praise on you. While it’s important to note the things we did well and to feel good about that, those things are usually less than the things we can improve at this point in the school year. The comments you get back from your classmates aren’t personal, they are just trying to help you so don’t be offended by what they say. Likewise, be careful of your comments to others and make sure they aren’t too harsh. There is a difference between being honest and being negative. Think about your tone and how you share your comment as well.
For this week’s blog entry I’d like you to write about how important feedback is to our process. How does it help us get better and improve? Remember to write it in the constructive response format.
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!