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Karen Vitek

Website Evaluation Wizard - 19 views

    Wizard tool that students can use. It will step them through the evaluation process by looking at the author, publisher, objectivity, links from the site, date, accuracy, evidence and links to the site.
    Good site for website evaluation.
Greg O'Connor

Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps | AvatarGeneration - 0 views

    How do you choose the best app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.
Jessie Chuang

Interactive Map: Return on Educational Investment - 0 views

    a district-by-district evaluation
Dan Sherman

Online Summer Math Programs - proven to reverse summer learning loss - 2 views

Research shows that most students lose more than 2 months of math skills over the summer. TenMarks summer math programs for grades 3-high school are a great way to reverse the summer learning loss...

TenMarks Summer Math Programs Learning Loss Online Web 2.0 Interactive Slide Worksheet

started by Dan Sherman on 28 Jun 11 no follow-up yet
David Ellena

6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom | Edutopia - 0 views

  • Roughly put, learning is really just a growth in awareness.
  • While morsels of information -- math theorems, for example -- may not change, the context in which students use them do change. Which in turn changes how we consider and use that morsel.
  • Even what we call facts -- significant historical dates, labels for ethnic groups, causes and effects of cultural movements -- all change endlessly, if not in form (how they're discussed), then in meaning and connotation (what we think of them).
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  • And thus changing how students use this skill or understanding. And thus changing how we, as teachers, "teach it."
  • This could be thought of as depth of understanding, a term that produced a depth of knowledge (DOK) framework for measuring understanding which is still used in many districts. Bloom's Taxonomy (1) or even the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy (2) are all tools to help evaluate understanding -- how well a student "gets it."
  • 1. Use Learning Taxonomies
  • 2. Use Concept Maps
  • Have students map, chart, diagram or otherwise visually represent their own learning pathways and changes in their own understanding.
  • 3. Use a Variety of Assessment Forms
  • 4. Build Metacognition into Units
  • Prime the pump by assigning students quick writing prompts about their own thinking.
  • 6. Connect Students to Networks
  • As students connect to networks, the learning process will plug them in, not just to one teacher, or 25 classmates, or eight texts, but to something much larger -- and more able to interact with students organically.
    Some great thoughts on increasing the meaning of learning in your classroom
David Ellena

Top 5 tips for schools using social media - Innovate My School - 0 views

  • 1. Vision
  • In order to get an idea whether your use of social media has worked you will need to decide what your aims and objectives are, and assess how well these have been met later on.
  • 2. Administration
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  • It is important to be able to keep track of all of your accounts and groups.
  • If you are leading the social media initiative I would advise you to be a member of all groups or follow all Twitter feeds.
  • 3. Training
  • 4. Content
  • Social media can be used for extra curricular clubs, trips, marketing and communication, but it is also a powerful tool for teaching and learning.
  • If you intend to share information using social media, make sure you do not abandon it.
  • 5. Evaluation
  • Both students and teachers need to be asked in order to get an accurate and balanced perspective of how well your aims and  objectives have been met.
    Some great tips on implementing and musing social media at your school.
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