Online Platform To Facilitate Peer Feedback Sessions With Students

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Short description of app/product:

Peergrade is an online platform that facilitates anonymous peer feedback. With Peergrade students get faster and better feedback while engaging in higher order thinking. Features in Peergrade such as flagging and feedback rubrics ensure that students get the best feedback possible.


Formats: Web based platform



What does it help with?

Peergrade helps facilitate peer feedback and peer assessment. It’s ideal for any teacher looking to give their students more feedback while also reinforcing the class content and building 21st century skills. Teachers are able to scaffold the feedback process by creating feedback rubrics that students use to assess the assignments. Peergrade also allows for self-assessment, encouraging students to reflect on their own work and progress.

What grade and age range?  K-12 & Higher Education

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what?

Peergrade fits into any curriculum as it’s used to reinforce content that is already being taught, improve critical thinking and build feedback skills.

What subject, topic, and standards is it mapped to?

Peergrade isn’t mapped to any topic or subject but to the pedagogical concept of peer feedback.

What lesson time does it use?

With Live Sessions, teachers can quickly set up class and have students submitting and giving feedback in less than one class period. Regular assignments and Live Sessions can also be run over multiple days to allow for longer submission and feedback time. With Peergrade’s flexibility it can be adjusted to take as little or as much lesson time as the teacher wants.

What is the pricing model?

Peergrade can be used for free forever. There are Basic and Pro paid plans that offer more features and integrations. There are also District or School options that also allow for integrations and institutional options for data and assignments to be shared across the institution.

What makes Peergrade unique?

Peergrade’s intuitive interface and features make it stand apart. It’s used across the world and in classrooms from 4th grade to PhD level.

A description of the characteristics -- how is it optimized for user interface & user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

At Peergrade, we’ve developed features that ensure students and teachers are getting the best feedback experience possible. For example, students can Flag any piece of feedback that they think is unfair and the teacher will be alerted. Peergrade also automatically and anonymously distributes the submissions between students. This double-blind assessment process also ensures that students are focused on giving honest and constructive feedback rather than what their peers might think.

Teacher reviews:

“Peergrade is the best thing to happen to writing in a long, long time. With a well-designed rubric, I can teach students to become editors themselves.”

Willard Volding, Teacher, Strake Jesuit College


“It’s probably the best app available for encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning.”

Tony Jones, Science & Physics Teacher, Taradale High School


“The students receive more and better feedback on their assignments. Additionally, they can learn a lot from reading and providing feedback on others' assignments, and it becomes easier to self-assess how to improve the quality of their own assignments”.

Morten Taboe Nybor, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen.

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