The easiest way to give peer reviewers feedback is through the "Improve Revisions" section of your Teacher Dashboard. This module not only lets you see how many students have done at least one revision, it also gives you insight into whether writers are making changes based on the reviews they received.
1+ Revisions: This dial shows what percent of students have completed at least one revision. For example, if the number read 48%, you’d know that 48% of student shave revised their writing at least once.
Smiley icon: This percent shows how many students have successfully addressed comments left by peer reviewers.
When a student peer reviews, they must leave comments to help the writer understand how they can improve their writing. The writer then “hearts” the comments they’d like to use in their next revision. When the revision is submitted, the next peer review can see which comments the writer intended to address and click a smiley face to indicate that the comment was successfully addressed.
A 0% in this section would indicate one of two things: Students are not leaving helpful review comments, or writers are not revising. Either way, Revision Spotlights can help you determine what’s going on.
Revision Spotlights let you see student submission as well as the comments and scores made by reviewers.
1. Click “Revision Spotlights”.
2. Click “Grade” to begin grading the submissions that you haven’t graded yet or click “View” on a student to see their Revision Spotlight.
3. The Revision Spotlight will show the first Draft they submitted as well as the most recent version. The percent in the top right corner is the score that student currently has.
4. Red text was cut from the writing and green text was added.
5. The “Feedback” section shows you the names of all peer reviewers as well as the scores they gave the writer and the comments they made.
6. In the “How did this writer and editor team do?” section, you can provide feedback to all reviewers and the writer in one place. Simply write your comments, select a star score for the peer reviewers as a whole and for the writer, then click “Submit”.
Note: Writers will not see the feedback you gave reviewers, and reviewers will not see the feedback you gave the writer. However, all peer reviewers will see the same feedback. This is a good place to see what concepts reviewers are not understanding and give quick feedback that might help steer them in the right direction.