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Ryan Folmer

The New York Times Kind of Misinterprets a Study About Tests and Learning - 64 views

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    But, before the multiple choice, standardized testing crowd starts thumping their chests, it's important to note the kind of test the researchers administered. After reading the passage, students "wrote what they remembered in a free-form essay for 10 minutes. Then they reread the passage and took another retrieval practice test."

    So, to decipher the wonkitude, the students read a passage, wrote a reflection essay, reread the passage a second time, and then wrote another reflection essay.That's a far cry from bubbling in the letter "C" on a scantron form.
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    A new study claims testing helps kids get smarter-except, the tests that make a difference aren't the ones you think.
Ryan Folmer

Stixy - 110 views

shared by Ryan Folmer on 10 Oct 09 - Cached
Ryan Folmer

The Global Education Collaborative - Helping Teachers and Students Reach the World - 1 views

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    This is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas. Make sure you post an intro in the forum!
Ryan Folmer

The Educator's PLN - The personal learning network for educators - 92 views

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    This is a ning site dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators
Ryan Folmer

10 Reasons to try Backchannel Chat | U Tech Tips - 38 views

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    I tried backchannel chat for the first time during keynote addresses at the EARCOS Teachers Conference: ETC09. What is Backchannel Chat? It's like note-t...
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