Annotation

The annotation is a statement that provides the context for the selected piece or group of evidence. It describes the what, when, how and why to explain the significance of the evidence.

Things to consider

  • Does the annotation assist with understanding why this piece of evidence has been selected?
  • Does the annotation provide a clear context statement for an external audience?
  • Is the evidence and annotation clearly labelled and easily referenced within the submission?

Annotation examples

Artefact 1.3 and 1.4 – Reading comprehension program
Regular monitoring of reading comprehension skills through anecdotal observations were undertaken. These were recorded during weekly sessions using Literacy Pro reading materials. These artefacts are an example of data generated through Literacy Pro software, which is monitored by teachers regularly to review individual students’ comprehension levels.

Artefact 2.1 – This image demonstrates formative assessment comments written in a proforma for Kindergarten guided reading sessions. This demonstrates that individual learning needs are assessed, monitored and reviewed and that programs reflect embedded formative assessment.

Cluster of artefacts (4.18) demonstrates how the school addressed bullying through community feedback. We reported our progress regularly to the community and also developed Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) lessons to build respectful relationships. A parent code of conduct was also used to support positive behaviour between students and parents.

Artefact 5.5 – Development of enhanced communication with the community. We have launched a new website this term that is more user friendly and attractive. We celebrate learning regularly via Facebook and inform parents with reminders using the Skoolbag app. Our newsletter is also an important form of communication. This aligns with our strategic direction of building positive relationships.

Professional Learning (6.9 and 6.10) illustrates the staff participating in professional learning to enhance creativity and collaboration skills through the use of iPad applications. Staff used Google Docs as a classroom tool to read, reflect and respond to the professional learning. This is a strategy that teachers are using successfully within the classroom.

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