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Deborah Baillesderr

EDpuzzle - 43 views

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    "Make any video your lesson"
Roland Gesthuizen

How To Give Your Students a Voice; Advice From Someone Who Tries | Blogging Through the... - 85 views

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    "I often find myself discussing "Giving students a voice" in the classroom with people who wonder what I exactly mean.  Sure, giving someone a voice sounds great, but how do I know that I am doing that?  What can I do to do that?  What does it look like?  I am not an expert but here is what it looks like to me."

Jenna Ervin

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 89 views

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    53 ways to check for understanding, alternative assessment
Jon Tanner

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 117 views

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    Formative assessment doubles student learning, according to 250 empirical studies.
Ross Davis

Digital Student Portfolios: A Whole-School Approach | MiddleWeb - 73 views

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    The particular software and services used to create these portfolios is a subject of some interest, to be sure, but it is secondary to the "big idea" itself: compiling a dynamic collection of information from many sources, in many forms and with many purposes, all aimed at presenting the most complete story possible of a student's learning experience.
Matt Renwick

Data is… | Reading By Example - 47 views

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    Data is more than just numbers.
Sharin Tebo

Teaching Metacognition - 75 views

  • Step 1: Teach students that the ability to learn is not a fixed quantity

    The key to a student's ability to become a self-regulated (i.e., metacognitive) learner is understanding that one's ability to learn is a skill that develops over time rather than a fixed trait, inherited at birth.

    • Sharin Tebo
       
      Carol Dweck's book on having a Growth Mindset comes to mind here...
  • Step 2: Teach students how to set goals and plan to meet them
  • Step 3: Give students opportunities to practice self-monitoring and adapting

    Accurate self-monitoring is quite difficult.

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  • In particular, students are encouraged to think about the key points of the lecture as they listen and take notes. At the end of the lecture, students write what they think the three most important ideas of the lecture were on an index card.
  • Example: lecture wrappers
  • Teaching Self-Monitoring Strategies

    Monitoring and adapting strategies can be taught as learning habits. A wrapper is one tool for teaching self-monitoring behavior. A wrapper is an activity that surrounds an existing assignment or activity and encourages metacognition. For example, wrappers can be used with lectures, homework assignments, or exams. Wrappers require just a few extra minutes of time, but can have a big impact.

  • Example: homework wrappers

    Before beginning a homework assignment, students answer a brief set of self-assessment questions focusing on skills they should be monitoring. Students complete the homework as usual, and then answer a follow-up set of self-assessment questions.

  • Example: exam wrappers

    When graded exams are returned (as soon as possible after the exam was given), students complete an exam reflection sheet. They describe their study strategies, analyze the mistakes they made, and plan their study strategies for the next exam.

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    "Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. All of these activities are metacognitive in nature. By teaching students these skills - all of which can be learned - we can improve student learning. There are three critical steps to teaching metacognition:"
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    Really useful reminder of how we need to address very basic ideas about how to absorb new information and ask students to self-monitor and push themselves. I appreciated the information and plan to incorporate the wrappers!
Clayton Mitchell

Information Security Program Assessment Tool | EDUCAUSE.edu - 12 views

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    This self-assessment tool was created to evaluate the maturity of higher education information security programs
Matt Renwick

Rethinking Reading Logs | Reading By Example - 96 views

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    How have you augmented the outdated practice of reading logs?
Matt Renwick

Using formative tools for better project results - SmartBlogs - 62 views

  • She planned to keep reworking it, applying layers of acrylic until she got the play of light just the way she wanted. Then she laughed and said, “You should see what’s underneath! I bet there are three or four versions beneath this one.”

    Not only was the student producing a lovely painting — which would one day grace her family’s living room — but she was paying close attention to her learning process. At the end of each class, she added a short reflection to her project journal, which she was keeping on a Google Doc shared with her teacher.

  • As I listened to this student describe her learning experience, however, it seemed that the more meaningful assessment was happening long before the project came to a close.
  • Encourage students to make self-assessment a habit, too. Invite students to request workshops or mini-lessons in areas where they want more help. One PBL teacher reserves a corner of the class whiteboard for just this purpose. Use journals or blogs to encourage goal-setting, self-assessment and reflection throughout a project.
Lauren Rosen

The New Doctopus & Add-ons Gallery - YouTube - 66 views

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    "http://youtu.be/evFN1m82JiY" Using doctopus and goobric to grade student work and increase communication with them about their work. Must be using google docs for student submissions and chrome browser.
Roland Gesthuizen

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? | MindShift - 59 views

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    "Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there's a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn't take into account the human factor."
Jamie Martin

Plickers - 115 views

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    I had to look at some YouTube videos before I really understood how this works. A student response system that you can do without any computers for the students. Love this, I'm trying it this week!

    Undate: I tried this wonderful student response system this week. It worked great and the kids were into it!
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    Instant feedback using your phone/tablet. Students have cards to show their answer (A, B, C, or D). Quick formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
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