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Voice Feedback in Google Docs with Kaizena

Voice Feedback in Google Docs with Kaizena

Author: Paula Dillon
Description:

1.  Learn how to add Kaizena to Google Docs and to provide voice feedback to students.  

2.  Consider other creative uses of Kaizena

Kaizena is an add-on available through Google Docs Apps that allows teachers to provide direct feedback to students using both voice and written comments.  In addition, helpful documents can be attached directly into the feedback and document!

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Summary


Kaizena is an add-on available through Google Docs Apps that allows teachers to provide direct feedback to students using both voice and written comments. In addition, helpful documents can be attached directly into the feedback and document!
 

Cheat Sheet

Overview

Providing student feedback is one of the most powerful strategies teachers can use to increase student achievement in their classroom. In fact, Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both identified providing feedback to students as a high-yield instructional strategy through their research. There are a variety of methods teachers can use to provide this guidance and coaching to students from face-to-face to written feedback. It can be a challenge to provide feedback that is timely, specific, and actionable; however, there are technology tools that can support this best-practice in the classroom.
 

For years, I have provided document embedded feedback through the Google Docs Comments and Chat features. Yet, I found that I wanted to be able to provide verbal feedback that a student would receive in or out of the classroom. Kaizena is an add-on available through Google Docs Apps that allows teachers to provide that direct feedback to students using both voice and written comments. In addition, helpful documents can be attached directly into the feedback and document! 
 

In exploring Kaizena, I am constantly thinking of new ways to use this fantastic tool to support learners. For example, world language teachers could have students respond to their questions and prompts by highlighting the question and speaking their response in the language of the course. This is a great way to evaluate students' spoken responses! In addition, teachers could provide accommodations for students who are unable to type through the use of student recorded voice responses to question prompts. In what other ways could you use Kaizena to benefit your students? How can Kaizena streamline and enhance the feedback practices you currently use? 

Source: Robert Marzanon, Classroom Instruction that Works & John Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers

Using Kaizena to Give Feedback

Source: Paula Dillon via Kaizena using Snagit