This month's portfolio work looked a little bit different than that of the previous months. Instead of just a personal reflection, peer feedback was given.
Each student was able to choose the piece to include for March. They were able to link in that work to their own Padlet Wall. Then, they wrote a short personal reflection. The main focus was on giving peer feedback to their classmates. Students were able to navigate to the Padlet's of their friends and then "SAY SOMETHING NICE & GIVE SOME ADVICE." We talked about how feedback is two-fold, containing both a compliment and then some wisdom for growth. The entire Padlet wall (with their work, reflection, and peer feedback comments) was then linked into their portfolios.
Our kids were familiar with the tool Padlet as a student posting participant, but they really enjoyed creating their own canvas walls. They loved choosing the background and engaged with many different tech skills (copying and pasting links, screenshotting, reformatting the design of their slide & more). Giving peer feedback is a critical life skill and one that our kids need continuous practice with. The idea of "Say Something Nice, Give Some Advice" seemed to be a nice framework for students to communicate in a structured way.