Feedback Systems

Video Diagnostic

My students have a high-stakes oral defense of their senior research towards the end of the spring semester, and we prepare for that all year. The Video Diagnostic is a recording of each student’s starting point in the oral presentation process and an opportunity for students to see a snippet of their presentation "selves," what their peers see as their current strengths, and what their teacher sees as their current challenges. Each Video Diagnostic includes these three parts -- the oral presentation, peer feedback, and teacher feedback. These are then packaged into one short Video Diagnostic, uploaded, and shared to the student. The student watches it all and gets a clearer sense of how they appear to an audience in terms of their tone, inflection, pacing, and eye contact. I also have them watch these diagnostics a few weeks before the high-stakes presentation as a confidence booster because all of them will have made tremendous gains in their oral presentation skills from that first diagnostic to months later when they are finalizing their presentations at the end of the year.

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Students In Action
 
 
A student during his Video Diagnostic.
 
Rubric
 
 
The oral presentation rubric we use was created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. Twelfth graders are scored in all seven domains of this rubric for major assessments like the Senior Research Project. This rubric allows for stronger vertical alignment throughout grades 9-12 and across multiple content areas.
 
Students In Action
 
 
A student during his Video Diagnostic.
Rubric
 
 
The oral presentation rubric we use was created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. Twelfth graders are scored in all seven domains of this rubric for major assessments like the Senior Research Project. This rubric allows for stronger vertical alignment throughout grades 9-12 and across multiple content areas.
Johanna Paraiso
Fremont High School Oakland
Oakland, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
English / Language Arts
Grade:
Twelfth grade
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