Peer Review for Project 2

This is the post for the Monday, February 16, 2015 class meeting.

Peer Review CatToday is peer review day for the second project. By sharing the draft of your web portal, you will have the opportunity to get some feedback on your work before it is due.

Your Web Portals are due on Friday, 2/20. The grace period ends at 11:55 PM on Friday, 2/27.

Peer Review Activity

For today’s peer review, you will look at one another’s web portals and use an online form to guide your feedback. You will also provide each other verbal feedback. Please complete these steps:

  • Pair up with someone else in class. You may have to work in threes if there is an odd number of people in class.
  • Share your projects with one another, using whatever method is easiest. You can probably simply read one another’s screens.
  • Provide feedback on the following:
    • Check the title and tagline of the web portal. Let your partner know if it is unique, clear, and effective.
    • If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, point them out, but please focus more on the content rather than editing.
    • Determine whether the website includes all the required elements:
      • Blog posts to date (for 2/4, 2/6, 2/9, 2/11, and 2/13)
      • An About page
      • A Site Information page
      • Placeholders for Interrogate an Interface, Remix a Story, Completion Report
    • Point out the positive features and aspects of the site. Tell the author what should not be changed and why it is good.
    • Make any suggestions you can to improve the site.
    • Respond to any specific questions or issues that your classmate has about the web portal.
  • Be sure you end your conversation with a bit of encouragement.

Today’s Blog Post

Today’s blog post is a little different since you will talk about what happened in your peer review conversation. Write a post that uses these two headings:

  1. What I Heard in Peer Review
  2. What I Need to Do

Your goal in this post is to summarize what you heard from your partner in class, and then to detail the things that you still need to do on your website before Friday. You can use a list for the second part of your post if you would like.


  • For Wednesday, 2/18:
    • You will have most of the class time to work, and I will answer questions about your sites. If we get a lot of snow, we will meet online, using WebEx. I will send out a message by 11:55 PM on Tuesday letting you know.
  • For Friday, 2/20:
    • You will work on your reflection memos, and submit your work (if you are ready). The grace period ends at 11:55 PM on Friday, 2/27.
  • For Monday, 2/23:
    • We will go over the assignment for Project 3: Interrogate the Interface. Review the information in Chapter 1 of Writer/Designer on Understanding Media and Affordances (starting on page 14). You will need to understand the concept of affordances to complete your second project.