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Individual peerScholar Assignment

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Individual peerScholar Assignment


May 14 - June 03 /   2018


Based on learning experiences in this circle, 

 each student writes a letter in peerScholar,  

 and will be connected to 3 peers from this global classroom.   


   Enjoy this amazing process of peer learning!        







Individual peerScholar Assignment


In May all teachers will receive an email with instructions on creating a peerScholar account by students.

The peerScholar process has 3 phases:


1. Week 1 (May 14 - 20)
    Create: each student writes an individual letter in the tool peerScholar.

2. Week 2 (May 21 - 27)
    Assess: students give feedback on the letters written by 3 peers.

3. Week 3 (May 28 - June 03)

    Reflect: students use constructive feedback from 3 peers, reflect on their work and improve their letter.




What will we do?

All students of your Learning Circle group will write a letterto be part of a unique process of peer learning.

By giving and receiving feedback to and from 3 peers we ask each student to critically think and learn together.


Why will we do it?

Collaborative learning in a Learning Circle allows students to learn and work together; the diversity in their countries and backgrounds creates a rich learning environment.

To end a circle with a regular test, in a closed classroom setting, would take away the global dimension of your amazing work in the past weeks.

Supported by the University of Toronto (UTSC), we offer a new way of formative peer assessment.

The tool we will be using is called peerScholar - We are thrilled to be able to invite you to this global classroom assignment!


What is peerScholar?

peerScholar is an innovative online pedagogical tool that supports students’ collaboration, learning, and reflection.


How will we do it?

peerScholar is an online web-based tool that works best with the following browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox.


This clip explains more about peerScholar:




Inspiration and reflection: 

By taking part in the Learning Circle you have created and seen a lot of information about Children's Rights. 

It's time to complete the last few months and to reflect on your learning process. 


The letter:


We ask each of you to write a letter (about 500 words) to UNICEF in which you include:


  • A brief personal introduction: tell something about yourself and where you're from. (A first name will do)

  • Your lessons learned and eye-openers during the Learning Circle process.

  • Design a new Children's Right :
    A Right that can't be found in the 54 articles of the UNCRC
    Explain why you designed this right
    Explain how your right can improve conditions in the lives of children 


Try to write a letter that is interesting to read and will inspire your classmates!


How to get access to peerScholar:


  • Step 1: Create a peerScholar account
    • Ask your students to create a free peerScholar account: https://app.peerscholar.com/Login 
    • Every participating student needs an individual email address
    • Now each student will receive an email; this email includes a link to confirm their account. 

  • Step 2: Join the peerScholar assignment
    • After your students created the peerScholar account, share the link of the assignment (this link was sent to the teachers by email) 
    • The link will guide students to the peerScholar assignment, to be confirmed by their own email address and password. 

If you as a teacher, would like to follow the work of your students, please follow step 1 to create an account.


Once you have created your account as a teacher, send us an email and we will add you as an instructor to the activity / assignment.


Good Luck!   






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