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…Continue
Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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While there is no perfect…Continue
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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:-
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“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…
Added by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on May 14, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on May 13, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on April 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Thomas Petra on April 10, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by A. A. Karim on February 18, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by GoldStudent on February 10, 2011 at 5:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
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