In this first instalment of ‘The Learning Addict Meets’, I met with Jon Neale to talk about how the Google Add-On ‘Mote’ can add value to your online feedback and help save time.
In this session, Jon demonstrates Mote’s features and explains how Mote can benefit teachers in a whole host of ways.
What are the current issues?
- Providing feedback on students’ work takes time, typing individual feedback to students is a time-consuming business, even with Google’s Comment Bank feature on the Google Classroom;
- Some students won’t understand the intended tone of the teacher when their comments are written and not spoken, this is exacerbated further by the fact that ‘normal’ teacher-student interactions have reduced as result of teaching remotely;
- When working remotely, students may miss the ‘personal touch’ and interaction that they would usually get in their face-to-face interactions and feedback from their teachers.
What does Mote do?
- Mote allows you to record audio feedback to students either as a comment on a specific area of the work or as a private message, summarising their progress in the work
- Mote saves time for teachers, allowing them to speak their feedback rather than typing it
- Mote gives students the sense they’re interacting with their teacher, by hearing a voice rather than reading words on a screen;
- Mote stops feedback messages from being misconstrued/ misunderstood as the intended tone of the teacher’s voice will be clearer to the student
- Allows the teacher to elaborate on their feedback, giving specific examples of how work could be improved.
Here’s our Meet: