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Worth a read 11/28/2014

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Worth a read 08/12/2014

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Worth a read 06/17/2014

  • Formative assessments are simply little gauges or indicators of how students are progressing towards a learning goal. It could be anything from a simple conversation to something like a clickers or response via a website. It is the formative assessments throughout learning that give us the indication we are headed down the right path with our learning or whether we should take a right turn to get back on track. The use of the formative assessments help teachers understand where their students are and, more importantly, where their teaching is. Had I used formative assessments, I would not have had to take another week breaking things down with the Periodic Table. I could made my adjustments along the way.

    tags: formative assessment KDSBytes

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Worth a read 05/15/2014

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Worth a read 05/11/2014

  • “The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding. But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will understand, if not now then before test time, and we keep our fingers crossed that their results will indicate we’ve done our job. The problem is, we often rely on these tests to measure understanding and then we move on. There isn’t always time to address weaknesses and misunderstandings after the tests have been graded, and by that time it’s too late for students to be interested.

    Below are 22 simple assessment strategies and tips to help you become more frequent in your teaching, planning, and curriculum design.”

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  • “Students need a voice.
    By voice, I mean the ability to recognize their own beliefs, practice articulating them in a variety of forms, and then find the confidence — and the platform — to express them.

    The platforms part can go a long way toward serving the confidence part. Introverted students (who may be gifted with self-reflection) might find the openness of a social media channel like Twitter intimidating, but they might also love the idea of long-form blogging, or even communicating indirectly through the creation of mini-documentaries, podcasts or music videos.

    This (correctly) implies that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for students to express themselves and interact with the world. You can indeed insist that all students blog because, from your perspective, it sounds justifiable and beneficial, but if the goal is to help students find their own voice, they will need choices. Here are six very different possibilities, from those text-based to artistic, dramatic to digital,”

    tags: student voice KDSBytes blogging

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Assessing prior knowledge

I love infographics. Mia MacMeekin at An Ethical Island creates lots of fabulous infographics full of great ideas for teachers and students.

This one presents 27 ways to assess students’ Prior Knowledge – how many of these have you tried?

Prior knowledge

It’s part of a series called Events in Instruction, they are all well worth a look.