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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

So how can we provide this kind of feedback -- the kind that students actually listen to, understand, and use -- in a timely manner? Before looking …

Pedagogy

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Rabbit-and-Log Syndrome<p>I went into the class and did as he had explained. The engagement of the students was off the charts. Kids were jumping out of …

This is the difference between 'projects' and 'project-based learning'

Getting students excited to learn is one of the most stressful, difficult, and time-consuming tasks you can imagine. However, the rewards are …

Common Core Quest – Practice Quizzes and Tutorial Videos

Share Common Core Quest is a new and free Android app from OpenEd.io. The free app gives students access to hundreds of practice quizzes aligned to …

12 Questions To Promote Self-Knowledge In Students

<b>Merging Metacognition & Citizenship</b><p><i>Ed note: This post parallels our self-directed learning model.</i><p>Why should someone learn?<p>While Paulo Freire, John …

Pedagogy

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Use Google Forms

One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be …

Education Technology

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

<i>This article was originally published on the Powerful Learning blog of Powerful Learning Practice.</i><p>A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress<p><b>In my</b> …

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).<p>The <b>verb</b> generally refers to [actions associated with] …

Teaching

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The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

Education Technology

Researchers give failing marks to national effort to measure good teaching

School systems around the country are trying to use objective, quantifiable measures to identify which are the good teachers and which are the bad …

Education

What These American Educators Learned in Finland

Dr. Hunter O’Hara and Dr. Merrie Tinkersley visited Finland, and this is what they learned:<p>“American Educators Find Surprises in Helsinki and at Home …

Strategies to Reach Every Student, Regardless of Language Barrier

“The one context that’s not particularly useful is trying to teach language by itself as isolated words,” Sylvan said. “Mothers don’t put babies in a …

Online test will challenge students' computer savvy

They can send two-thumbed text messages at the speed of light; deploy an infantry of firebats to quash a Zergling attack against the Terran species …

The Role of Assessments in Special Education

<i>In February 2014, Teach Plus published a report "The Student and the Stopwatch: How Much Time is Spent on Testing in American Schools." One of the report's major findings is that urban students spend an average of only 1.7 percent of the school year taking state and district-required tests. In this</i> …

'Innovative' K-12 Tests: Almost Always Just Around the Corner

Technology in School<p>'Innovative' K-12 Tests: Almost Always Just Around the Corner<p>By Frank Catalano     Mar 10, 2014<p>CC BY 2.0 Flickr user ribzy<p>Related …

Changing the Metaphor of Grading: from Compensation to Communication

At a recent conference, presenter Rick Wormeli said that we need to change the metaphor for grading: we have to stop thinking of grades as …

12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area

<b>12 Curriculum Planning Tips</b> <b>For Any Grade Level Or Content Area</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Roughly put, learning is really just a growth in awareness.<p>From not …

7 Myths About BYOD Debunked

BYOD | Viewpoint<p>Page 2 of 2<p><b>Myth No. 4: Teachers need to become experts in all the technology students own.</b><br>Recently, in response to an <b>article</b> …

Are kids learning? How one of the best public high schools in Pennsylvania gets education right

It is third period at Hampton High School outside Pittsburgh.<p>Inside the school's senior AP physics class, teacher Jamie Pugliese is wearing a yellow …

This Is What Understanding Looks Like

This Is What Understanding Looks Like by Terry Heick Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what’s to be tested and how it’s to be …

The Post

Choosing the Right Growth Measure By Mark Ehlert

State education agencies and school districts are increasingly using measures based on student test-score growth in their systems for evaluating …

Education

Did They Learn?

The following is a guest post from David N. Cook, Director of Innovation and Partner Engagement at the Kentucky Department of Education.<p>It's actually …

Master Needed College Writing Skills

For the college-bound individual, few skills are more important than writing. Writing, of course, extends beyond words on a page – it is the …

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Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness

Educators at Nystrom Elementary school in Richmond are seeing some of those positive effects in their students. “This year is much better,” said …