Our school will be experimenting with several Android tablets as well as the iPad this summer in hopes of starting a pilot program at some point next school year. Does anyone have any Apps, Ideas,…Continue
This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning
Here's a sure sign that you don't fully understand AFL and how AFL practices will lead to your goal of helping students learn the content you teach:
You teach a primarily fact-based class or are currently teaching fact-based content - such as History, Biology, or Health - and the first time that your students are assessed/quizzed/tested/etc on facts it's on…Continue
This was originally posted on The Freshman Transition Network
Over the past decade as I have worked with high schools across the country, I have noticed that the term Freshman Academy has almost become synonymous for Freshman Transition Program. This is a mistake along the same lines as saying that the word Hammer is synonymous with the word Tool. A hammer is a type of tool. A Freshman Academy is a type of…Continue
After studying Assessment FOR Learning pretty intensely for the past few school years, I am now beginning to think that we might do ourselves a favor if we would change some of our terminology. Specifically, I think it's time to stop using the words "grading" or "grade" as often as we do and replace them - at times - with "scoring" or "score".
Ever since I was a young child I have always liked the story of Zacchaeus found in the New Testament in the book of Luke, Chapter 19 I think it was because as a kid I identified with the fact that Zacchaeus was described as a short man. Recently, though,…Continue