When I typed the term “feedback” into the search bar on Edutopia I found an article on the power of personalized video feedback. The author of the article states that it was their response to the remote learning conditions they experienced in the last year and it also made me think of another course I have taken through Queens for my Math Post Graduate Diploma where the instructor made personalized videos for our assignments and progress reports. Those videos gave me a sense of connection. This is something I could see myself doing with my students next year and will hopefully be supported by teams somehow. I know I can leave my students video messages in My Blueprint or at least audio recordings of my feedback which would be an intermediate step. The idea of videos also made me thing of current social media trends that are capturing students’ attention in the form of Tic Tok videos, these videos are typically shorter and with a singular message, but students like the videos on Tic Tok we know videos capture their attention. I’ve heard my students and their parents mention that sometimes written feedback can be overwhelming or difficult to interpret meaning. In a video tone of voice is preserved along with gestures and facial expressions giving students the non-verbal communication to support the feedback.
I would love to try this with my students next school year, making them their own videos for some assignments. Making individualized videos will be a time-consuming undertaking, I wonder if this is something I could do a few of for my students then have them make TAG conference videos for each other.