Giving feedback is hard. Stock comments can look sterile and boring; individually-tailored feedback can look wordy and boring. So maybe there’s a way to use your alchemical skills to mix images, cultural references, a bit of humor, and real feedback.
Make an animated gif which communicates the meaning behind some standard piece of criticism, as you see in this thread.
Sometimes students don’t read my grading comments so I made them begin the semester by GIF-ing my feedback. They were encouraged to take liberties in adapting some of my most common feedback into GIFs. The humor & authorship give them extra incentive to read ‘em. Behold! A thread pic.twitter.com/KvPoqlpNHo
— Kera Lovell, Ph.D. (@keralovell) January 29, 2019
Our favorite GIF tool starts with finding a YouTube video that has a short segment that would work for your idea, and use the Giphy Create tool to make a segment into a GIF.