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Floop

Floop is a browser-based tool that eases the process of providing students with digital, interactive feedback on their paper-based assignments and it’s available on all platforms. With Floop, students can submit their assignments by snapping a photo of their worksheet or document and uploading it online. Teachers and classmates can post comments and mark-up a student’s document digitally. Students can see and respond to feedback instantly or ask questions privately in order to enhance their learning

Tool Snapshot

Price Free for individuals; Custom price for schools/districts
Learning Social Learning
Ease of Use ★★★☆☆
Privacy ★★★★☆
Accessibility ★☆☆☆☆
Class Size Unlimited
Login Yes
ISTE*S Empowered Learner & Global Collaborator 
COPPA/
FERPA
Yes

Type of learning

Social Learning: Students can learn from each other’s submissions when they provide feedback on their classmate’s work. 

ISTE Standards

Empowered Learner: Using Floop, students can demonstrate their learning and seek feedback from their teacher and peers.

Global Collaborator: Students can use Floop to provide feedback to one another. 

Ease of Use

The Floop website features articles to help you learn how to use the tool: 

While resources are provided to learn how to use the tool, new users may need to take some time to figure out the interface as it can be tricky to navigate at first.

Accessibility

Floop does not have an accessibility statement or policy. 

Privacy Policy

To login, a user has to share an email address and their full name. The privacy policy clearly outlines how information is used and shared. Floop does not feature advertisements for students. The company also collects all the images for an assignment posted on the site, the length of a work, and the feedback received.

Floop Video Tutorial

YouTube Video

Watch on YouTube https://edtechbooks.org/-hYjd

Transcript

Floop & the SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model offers a lens for examining how technology is adopted in a classroom. As you strive to incorporate online tools into your classroom, we encourage you to use this model as an analytic tool. 

Here is an example of how Floop might fit within the SAMR model: 

Far too often, technology is used as a direct substitute for other low-tech tools (e.g., pencil and paper). While substitution has some benefits (e.g., students develop their technical skills and knowledge), we encourage you to think about how you might use Floop to modify or redefine learning.

Learning Activities

Math

Students can submit math worksheets, sketchnotes related to a math topic, or even paper-based infographics featuring data about a topic of interest, and provide feedback on their peers’ submissions.

Science

Students can submit diagrams or images of science experiments or pages from their science journals. Students can also leave certain aspects of their diagram blank and have their classmates fill in the blank through the comments feature. 

English/Language Arts

Students can submit hand-drawn movie posters for a book, annotated maps that visualize the movement of a character in a story, or a photos of a hand-made art project representing a scene from a book. 

History/Social Studies

Students can submit drawings that represent an important historic event/figure, maps that visualize a series of events of a historical point in time, and sketches of scenes from certain a historical figure’s life. 

Other

Teachers can post a study guide as an assignment to the whole class. Students can print out and annotate the study guide, snap a photo, and send it back to the teacher to provide clarification and feedback.

Resources for Floop

Resources for Feedback

How to Use Floop

This is a screenshot of what your screen will look like when adding a new class to your dashboard.

If you have students under the age of 13, this message will pop up and will not allow you to register students under 13 until you get consent.

This is what your dashboard will look like before adding any assignments. To create an assignment, click on the “ + “ button in the upper left next to the assignments tab.

This is a screenshot of your dashboard showing your current assignments.     This screenshot shows what happens when you click on an assignment and the different options you have with the assignment.

                                                                                                                                        This is your dashboard displaying all the assignments you have created.

Research

Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K. V., Zanolie, K., Rombouts, S. A. R. B., Raijmakers, M. E. J., & Crone, E. A. (2008). Evaluating the Negative or Valuing the Positive? Neural Mechanisms Supporting Feedback-Based Learning across Development. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(38), 9495–9503. DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.1485-08.2008. 

Witcher, C. (2019). Floop: Designing holistic feedback systems in secondary classrooms: Whitepaper. Retrieved from https://edtechbooks.org/-QbKy

Laud, L. (2011). Using formative assessment to differentiate mathematics instruction: Seven practices to maximize learning, Grades 4–10. Corwin Press; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. https://edtechbooks.org/-TCDA

Authors

This page was created by Elisabeth Ng, Isabelle Wang, and Tyler Volpe-Knock.

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