On the other hand, JTHS EdTech’s “Transforming Teaching and Learning with an Authentic Audience” does present new ideas. Students don’t want just feedback from teachers; they want it from peers, too. Cross-class blogging is one way to tap into that. Teachers can provide the necessary feedback to get things right and develop skills, but feedback from peers is also helpful and in my opinion, can also provide the form of social validation that teenagers crave (and teachers cannot provide). Students will also be motivated to put forth a better effort when they know that their work will be seen by a larger audience and not just the instructor.
Both videos are below.
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