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Roddy Roediger is a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis and runs the school’s …
Summary Poem Activity
List ten key words from an assigned text.
• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.
• Write a summary of the reading …
You teach, which means you need to know what students do and don’t understand.
Which means you need to assess.
You teach in the 21st century, which …Teaching
Despite technology’s onward march, the fundamentals of teaching have remained relatively unchanged. Sure, phones are smarter and software is …Education
Until we implement an effective grading system that reflects student performance on valid and reliable assessments, we aren't truly communicating …
Providing rubrics with clear criterion is a great way to ensure that the learning goals
are aligned …
Whether students are working with formative or …
Open a Google Sheet
Use Add-ons menu to choose “QuickQuizCreatorDev ver. 2″ and “Create quiz”
Click “Setup Sheet” to add a template sheet
Fill in with …
Four California school districts and one county office of education, with the support of the California School Boards Association, have filed a claim …California
Doug Belshaw A few months ago, in a post entitled Scaffolding Web Literacy Through Learning Pathways, I differentiated between training pathways ("a …Learning
Shira LoewensteinAssessmentFor meaningful, effective assessment, teachers must clarify expectations, differentiate to ensure student success, and …Teaching
Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning
Authored by Karen Cator, Carri Schneider, Tom Vander Ark
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“Too many teachers are totally absorbed in the process of teaching, by which is meant the ‘delivery of information,’ and are barely concerned with …Collecting
Tweet When assessing student work done in Google Docs it can be a challenge to know which student documents you have looked at and which ones you …
It's that time of year when pundits predict the coming educational trends and breakthrough technologies for the next twelve months. All very …Trends
Great Digital Storytelling Tools and Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Read this classic and record your own narration in this interactive digital storybook.
Written and narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, this app includes …
5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Developmentby Joel ZarrowJust as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student …Professional Development
It’s 2014. So why is our education system still designed as if it’s 1914? To ensure that today’s learners become tomorrow’s leaders, we need to re-shape our education system away from a one-size-fits- all approach to one that is student-centered.
A Chance to Fail (And Learn From It)
Mistakes are part …Education
Not allowing redo's & retakes for full credit really isn't as 'real-world' as some might think... #edchat #unionrxi pic.twitter.com/pIjDtGXQ6p
Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment 12/16/14 Q1 Discuss the shift from solely giving summative tests to using assessments formatively. Q2 How can …
Todd FinleyBack to SchoolThrough alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious …Comic Books
Schools around the world are moving to online assessments for their students that include technology-enhanced, interactive assessment items. Groups …Text Editors
1). You create and design assignments and assessments based purely on the number of grades you currently have in your gradebook.
2). When talking …
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching
A few days ago we shared with you a set of useful tips to help you integrate Twitter in your instruction. Today, we have come across …
As I mentioned in my most recent post, The Role of an Ed Tech within the Project Planning Cycle of a 1:1 iPad Classroom, my job entails working with …
In a recent exchange on the AASL Forum...David Loertscher:If there are 50 million students in U.S. schools and $ 2.5 billion is spent on testing, …Learning Management System
Children love telling stories, and these apps will keep them creatively engaged, as well as providing means for assessing and sharing their products.Digital Storytelling
Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading …
More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston.
These professorial pioneers are typically the teachers and administrators that K-thru-12 schools and districts rely on to determine how …Teaching