ICT News

Gayle Pinn, Mulwala PS

Issue 8 28 March 2015

I will try to publish this newsletter each fortnight. . Please send contributions to gayle.pinn@det.nsw.edu.au by 11 April. The flyer will also be uploaded to my wiki https://gaylepinnsteachingresources.wikispaces.com/home

Contributions can include recommendations for apps, webtools, websites, Notebook ideas and tricks, student work samples etc.

Providing Feedback using Google Apps

The use of Google Drive is an effective way to provide feedback to both students and teachers.
I am really enjoying using Google Apps in the classroom. I am encouraging the students to either use Google Apps to create their files, or upload their files into their Google Drive. I then have them share their files with me so I can provide timely feedback. Next I need to have the students share files with me rather than individual folders.

Here is an example of how I have provided feedback on a Google Doc (click on the comments tab).


The use of Google Drive will be an effective way for teachers to receive feedback re their programs.

Kaizena Mini

Kaizena Mini is a Google add-on. It can be used to give both oral and verbal feedback. Tags can be used to link to elements in the assessment rubric.



Chalkup is another way that teachers can provide ongoing timely and effective feedback to students. Rubrics can also be developed and resources shared.


Google Classroom

All NSW DEC have access to Google Classroom. Teachers can set assignments and grade online


Using technology in the Classroom

Bits and Bites

Thanks to Pip Cleaves for sharing all this information