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David McGavock

Trouble with Rubrics - 2 views

  • Any form of assessment that encourages students to keep asking, “How am I doing?” is likely to change how they look at themselves and at what they’re learning, usually for the worse.
  • It matters whether the objective is to (1) rank kids against one another, (2) provide an extrinsic inducement for them to try harder, or (3) offer feedback that will help them become more adept at, and excited about, what they’re doing. 
    "The Trouble with Rubrics"

    By Alfie Kohn
    Once upon a time I vaguely thought of assessment in dichotomous terms: The old approach, which consisted mostly of letter grades, was crude and uninformative, while the new approach, which included things like portfolios and rubrics, was detailed and authentic. Only much later did I look more carefully at the individual floats rolling by in the alternative assessment parade -- and stop cheering."
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    Distinction between paying attention to the creation vs paying attention to someone else's judgement of creation
    Another key thought - the goal; help students become more adept and excited about what they are doing.
    Alfie Kohn presses us to think more critically about how and why we assess students. What does it do for learning.
David McGavock

Videatives | What is a Videative? - 6 views

    "Videatives come to you in five ways
    Streaming Video, Instant Downloads, CDs, eCourses, Bi-weekly Blog

    The word videative [vid´-é-ã-tive] refers to the combination of text and video segments to create an integrated viewing experience (video + narrative = videative). The text explains the video and the video exemplifies the text. Use videatives to see how children think, to see how to support their learning, and to see how to prepare environments that engage children in rich problem solving. Use videatives to add authenticity to your lectures or clarity to your training sessions. Share videatives with parents to help them understand the value of play and the subtle ways a teacher can help children reflect on their own experiences."
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