Came across a great example of how peer marking can be effortlessly, but effectively used to close the learning gap today – courtesy of our Head of Geography, David Brading (@davidbrading).
It went like this:
Students were set a writing task – ‘Describe in detail how humans use fold mountains’. They were then given clear instructions on how to peer mark the work:
Circle the work when you see any of these. Put a number in the margin to reference.
1- Name of area- countries
2- Point- eg farming, tourism
3- fact of figure
5- this means.