All Blog Posts Tagged 'learning' (189)

Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing

Since reading Bill Ferriter's post on whether or not true formative assessment is possible, I've been wondering how I could make my own formative assessments more efficient. This post features a screencast of me looking at student work for the purposes of formative assessment.

 

Formative assessment is continuous assessment. In the context…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 24, 2011 at 1:56am — 2 Comments

"T - 3": Zooming in and Zooming Out of Teacher Meetings

Students arrive in three working days.



The only thing I want to do is work in my classroom. But there are meetings. Obligatory attendance. Would admin know if I skipped?



I admit these feelings as a trained administrator, knowing the importance of the pre-service meetings. If I were to write objectives for the meetings we have had, they would be as follows:



  • Build a positive school-wide and divisional culture
  • Inform both veteran and incoming…
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Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Research Shows Teachers Need a Very Different Set of Skills to Teach Today's Students

The Challenge of Modeling 21st Century Learning

A Complimentary White Paper from Atomic Learning



Today's students are different. Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers.



Based on findings by Atomic Learning's partner, SEG Measurement, this free resource discusses the importance of professional…

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on August 5, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

20 Apps in 20 minutes

In this webinar, I.T. Director T.J. Houston and fifth grade teacher Leah Lacrosse provide an overview of twenty apps on the iPad that they have used and found to be effective with their students to supplement curriculum in the area of science instruction. The apps they describe also have broader uses beyond fifth grade and science instruction. Their overview provides a starting place, but they also point out that:





While there is no perfect…
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Added by Jennie Snyder on August 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Reform Symposium 29-31 July 2011

Added by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on July 28, 2011 at 2:12am — No Comments

CAPACITY BUILDING IN GENDER – INCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY FOR ENHANCING LIFE SKILLS: THE CASE FOR CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS IN AFRICA.

The Chrysalis community learning centers project in Africa has been launched within the framework of the capacity building for the Education For All (EFA) program with the financial and moral support of UNESCO.

The objectives of the project are among others:-

  1. To eliminate redundant costs and pockets of development success and failures from town to town, focusing on the learning needs of a town’s small groups----the by product is learning that is 100% relevant to…
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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 20, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark

“Today’s world is very different from the world baby boomers like me grew up in.  Is it a wonder, then, that by high school, very often both good students and bad ones, rich ones and poor ones, don’t much like school?”

            James Paul Gee – Author of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

 

 “Research and experience have already shown that…

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Added by Carlos Mendoza III on June 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Shambles Newsletter May 2011 ... online

Shambles Newsletter May 2011 .. now online
and it lives at
or use the short url …
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Added by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on May 14, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

The Pre-Test: A simple but EFFECTIVE AFL strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


My daughter's 7th grade English teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School uses a time-tested easy-to-apply simple AFL strategy that motivates my daughter to work, helps her to learn, and ensures that her grade is an accurate reflection of that learning.

 

Every Monday the students are given a pre-test on that week's spelling words.  If the student spells 100% of…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 13, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

Learning and teaching opportunity for interns.

This graphic is from an animation project done in Jan 2011 by a college intern from Korea who was working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago.  This illustrates the learning that occurs each week as a volunteer does service in a tutor/mentor program. It shows how volunteers share what they learn with people in their personal and work networks, which encourages…

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Added by Daniel Bassill on April 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Sure it's stupid, but...

 

Kudos to you if you made it past the 2 minute mark; it's not that hilarious or entertaining.  Sure it's stupid, but think about what the kids are trying to do: use a computer to order a pizza.  They know the sequence of questions typical in a pizza order: where do you live, what is your phone number, what would you…

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Added by Thomas Petra on April 10, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Implementing a 1:1 iPad scheme

Original Blog Post - click here

 

Planning is always the key to implementing any new mobile device scheme into an educational establishment. Many questions need to be asked and solved in order for the scheme to be successful. Having already implemented a very successful…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on March 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Climbing Bloom’s Ladder of Learning

A Google search on “Bloom’s taxonomy” recently returned an impressive 1.63 million results! Apparently the literature available on the internet is replete with resources about the famous Bloom’s taxonomy of learning. I don’t intend to repeat what Bloom taxonomy is about and how it evolves because I believe you can find wealth of information on various aspects on the topic among the 1.63 million results in the internet. I have selected a few articles (link at the end of this article) for those… Continue

Added by A. A. Karim on March 1, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

The #noteachday has arrived!

After thinking how cool it was for @datruss and @dwight_carter to have their own #noofficedays, I began to start thinking…
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Added by Justin Tarte on February 21, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

The continuing quest to be a better teacher

I remember when I joined the university about 17 years ago (it feels like only yesterday!) I was given the task of handling a laboratory class. I already had some experiences as a graduate assistant during my time as a Ph.D. student so it was not very difficult. I think I did quite a good job designing new experiments, interacting with the students and helping them with the experiment and marking the lab report. During the first few months, I had to attend induction courses including one or…

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Added by A. A. Karim on February 18, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

About Chinese New Year and Chinese Mothers

Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese use the lunar calendar in addition to the solar calendar. According to the lunar calendar, the new year this year was on Feb. 3, which is the Year of the Rabbit. The twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle every 12 years. Because every month in the lunar calendar has 30 days, and there are no months with 31 days, every 4 years the lunar calendar is corrected by repeating a month.

The Chinese keep track of their birthdays using…

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Added by GoldStudent on February 10, 2011 at 5:32am — No Comments

Leading by example...

A couple weeks I decided to do something most educators would never dream of doing. I gave all 140 of my German students the opportunity to assess me. I explained to my students that the assessment was 100% anonymous, and the most… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on February 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Wikipedia, 10 years of collaboration

Last January 15th, Wikipedia got his 10th anniversary. In Guadalajara, we’ve got a local celebration Mexican style, with mariachi and tequila.

Seeking for a free content encyclopedia, Jimmy Wales and…

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Added by gabriela on February 2, 2011 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words

Seeing is believing! In journalism, an image or picture can be so powerful that it can change the world! Jonathan Klein in his TED talk says that images themselves don't change the world but the images have provoked reactions in people, and those reactions have caused change to happen. The image can have a profound impact on our mind and can change our perception on certain issue and how we view things around us. Good image (photo) tells a visual narrative – it tells a story. A photograph has… Continue

Added by A. A. Karim on January 30, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

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