Kaizena is a free web resource that allows users to provide voice comments, written comments, and reference links in Google Docs and Slides.

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Website: www.kaizena.com

Task #1: Add the Kaizena add-on to your Google Drive by going to the Chrome web store - and searching for Kaizena. (You must have a Google account to use this.)

Task #2: Practice giving feedback by clicking the Give Feedback in the menu bar on your Kaizena dashboard..

Task #3: Create a new box. Click the add a document button to add a document to the box. Although you will only be providing feedback to your self, it is a good way to practice.
Highlight an area of the document and add a voice, written or URL comment.

Terms: In the United States, if you are the sponsor of a Sponsored Group (the “Sponsor”) that includes children under the age of 13, you (or your school) assume the responsibility for complying with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and, to the extent applicable, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). This means that the Sponsor must notify parents/guardians
of the information to be collected and obtain parental/guardian consent before collecting and sharing with the Service the personal
information of children under the age of 13 in order to establish an account or use the Service. Schools may under appropriate
circumstances provide such consent on behalf of parents/guardians. For more information on complying with COPPA, FAQs M1 to M5 on the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://business.ftc.gov/documents/Complying-with-COPPA-Frequently-Asked-Questions.
Classroom ImplicationsStudents can work provide peer feedback to each other through the use of Kaizena. Teachers can also provide oral and written feedback that is personalized and more meaningful, along with directing students to specific online resources. It can be used for projects, papers, and other in and out of class assignments.Students and teachers may write, edit, and revise together. For example, students could create study guides together or create collaborative brainstorming for projects..

Home and School ConnectionSince Kaizena works through Google Drive, feedback from parents could also be solicited to anyone with a gmail account. Teachers could ask parents to review student work and provide written or oral feedback or allow parents to listen to feedback provided by a teacher.

Additional ResourcesKaizena How To GuidesKaizena Getting started Video Series:Signing UpFeedback FeaturesCreating Groups and Inviting StudentsThe paperless classroom with Google DocsFree Tech 4 Teachers - Kaizena

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“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."