Helping Students Learn by Giving Feedback

The Floop Peer Review tools lets teachers run a rapid, anonymous, and scaffolded peer review session during a single class period. After as little as 30 minutes, students have given and received three to five pieces of detailed peer feedback, focused on a specific criteria set by the teacher. Each sample of work a student sees receives feedback structured by the questions:


     1. How much do you agree that the criteria has been met?

     2. What do you see in the work sample that supports your opinion?

     3. How might your peer improve on the criteria?

     4. What would you like to celebrate about this work sample?


Teacher Side: Setting Up Peer Review

  1. Set up an assignment
  2. Click "Run Peer Review" and define a specific feedback focus to guide the peer review
  3. Monitor student submissions as they come in
  4. Have students submit, then click "Run Peer Review"
  5. Monitor the peer review session during class
  6. Consider giving teacher feedback while students work
  7. Investigate interesting results and follow up


Student Side: Participating In Peer Review

  1. Submit work to the assignment
  2. From the dashboard, click "Enter Peer Review"
  3. Carefully evaluate your peers work using the guiding questions. More work samples will be provided to review until you review them all or your teacher ends the peer review session.

       4. Once the session has ended, go back to the dashboard and click "Peer" to view your feedback.

     5. Read your feedback, revise your work, and decide if you want to resubmit!


FAQ

Can multiple criteria be included in the feedback focus?

Yes, you can chain together multiple criteria in the feedback focus. However, you cannot provide multiple separate criteria without running a separate peer review.


Can multiple peer review sessions be run for the same assignment?

Yes, but new sessions will replace the data from old sessions. If you'd like to keep old peer review data, we suggest creating a new assignment.


Can I customize the multiple-choice options in the peer review guiding questions?

At this time, the multiple-choice options are fixed as "I don't agree yet", "I somewhat agree", and "I completely agree". These options are based on research and testing into the best way to get high-quality feedback from untrained reviewers.


Can I see the feedback students are giving?

Yes! You can see the feedback given and received by a student in Feedback View.


Why is the peer review session so structured? I'd like to customize more of the options.

There are a number of peer review tools available on the market, but they are all built for Higher Education students. Novice learners, like middle and high school students, generally need a lot of training and scaffolding to give effective feedback to their peers. Our peer review process has been heavily informed by research and rigorously tested in our classrooms to get students provide high-quality feedback from the very first session. If you'd like to learn more about the research, please contact us at team@floopedu.com