Upon the release of the Slice annotation tool, a team of academics at UNSW Australia trialled the functionality in eight class activities. In this series, we’ll be sharing what worked, what didn’t and how you can try this in your own classes.
Overview of activity
For a class of approximately 80 students, this activity required students to work in four groups of 20, to label multiple features. At the end of the activity, the class received overall feedback.
As the first to test the new functionality, Professor Rakesh Kumar designed an activity where students annotated an example of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung in a histopathology class. Students were asked to identify eight features using different coloured polygons and pins.
Students anonymously annotated, without being able to see the annotations made by their peers. After a set period of time, all annotations were revealed. Professor Kumar gave verbal feedback on one group's layers.
Pins for hyperplastic/dysplastic epithelium
What didn’t work:
Tips for conducting a similar exercise:
General Advice: Register all of your students on Slice first and then teach them to annotate. This makes trialling a different style of class much easier. To register your students or to use collaborative annotations in your own classes, watch our short video or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.