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Self-assessment and peer support

This video shows how the use of a progress tracker can prompt self-assessment and peer support.

In this video, Simon James, Teacher of Computing and Co-ordinator for Creative Technologies at Denbigh High School (secondary), shares how he’s developed a progress tracker that can be used to prompt pupils’ self-assessment and support for one another.

Simon shares how the tracker is used to enable dialogue between the teacher and pupils, with pupils replying to comments and logging activities. The tool is a useful resource for parents throughout the year as well as at key points, such as parents’ evenings. The tool can also be used as a reference for peer to peer support and feedback.

The tool used by Simon has been created using:

  • Google Sheets – a free online, collaborative spreadsheet tool
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