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Rhondda Powling

Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities ... - 2 views

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    In this post there are a range of good formative learning tools, in nine different categories, for use in the classroom. One teaher shares his ideas in this series. "Please keep  in mind they are only tools and are best utilized through the important art of teaching. "
Rhondda Powling

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher - 3 views

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    "How do we know our students have really mastered the standards we are supposed to teach? In this post assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. Discussed here are some tools and tips to help us with assessments."
Rhondda Powling

Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    A great article about using podcasts for assessment of yr 10 students to demonstrate their understanding of literary concepts
Rhondda Powling

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 1 views

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    "An infogragphic to help explain the differences between formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment as assessment for learning and summative assessment as assessment of learning"
Rhondda Powling

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Formative assessment ideas. Edutopia's document contains 53 strategies to check for student understanding and is available for free download from here.
Rhondda Powling

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Post from @coolcatteacher (Vicky Davis) " Formative Assessment done as students are learnin makes better teachers." Some great ideas discussed here.
Rhondda Powling

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day - 7 views

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    Useful list to remind us all of different/alternative tasks that can be used to assess learning
Rhondda Powling

Half an Hour: New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what y... - 4 views

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    "This list of three types of assessment is intended only to stimulate thought....These three things - helping others, being cooperative, contributing to the public good - are obviously not easy to assess. To be sure, it's far easier to ask students simple questions and grade the number of correct responses. But asking students simple questions, far from measuring putative 'content knowledge', is really an exercise in counting without any real interest in what is being counted."
Rhondda Powling

Ten Surprising Truths about Video Games and Learning | MindShift - 9 views

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    An extended interview with James Gee. The video is from the PBS Documentary Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century.
Rhondda Powling

Tech Transformation Blog : Assessment OF learning -v- Assessment FOR learning - 4 views

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    Assessment, Teaching and Learning
Tony Searl

#PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks « Jenny Connected - 2 views

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    So how to assess large numbers. Traditionally this been done through tests and exams which can be easily marked by assessors. Whilst these make the assessment process manageable for the tutors, they offer little more than a mark or grade to the students - since very often there is no feedback-feedforward loop associated with the grade. Also tests and exams are not the best assessment strategy for all situations and purposes.
Tony Searl

They were different classes, now they're one community - 2 views

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    "The principal of Northern Beaches Secondary College, Steve Pickering, and his colleagues were inspired to introduce this project-based learning after visiting progressive schools in Adelaide and the US a few years ago. He believes working in groups on real issues improves student engagement, especially in middle years, by leveraging team loyalty and promoting a sense of achievement. It also moves education towards student-centre learning and lets children make unique contributions they would not be able to on their own."
Tony Searl

The Rise of Generation C: Implications for the World of 2020 - 5 views

  • the Internet will evolve into a largely "centerless" cloud with no obvious control points.
  • The "smart pipe," an intelligent communication infrastructure, will be at the heart of many new value pools in industries as diverse as healthcare, energy, transportation, and media.
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    "In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation-Generation C-will emerge. Born after 1990, these "digital natives," just now beginning to attend university and enter the work- force, will transform the world as we know it. Their interests will help drive massive change in how people around the world socialize, work, and live their passions-and in the information and communication technologies they use to do so."
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    "In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation-Generation C-will emerge. Born after 1990, these "digital natives," just now beginning to attend university and enter the work- force, will transform the world as we know it. Their interests will help drive massive change in how people around the world socialize, work, and live their passions-and in the information and communication technologies they use to do so."
Tony Searl

http://www.forumforeducation.org/ - 4 views

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    "In conjuction with our partners in the Rethink Learning Now campaign, we have produced an ESEA Toolkit for you to use in making your voice heard around ESEA reauthorization."
Andrew Jeppesen

App-titude Learning - 4 views

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    I've just downloaded their first app for Australian early learners curriculum-123 Sheep, I'll try it with my 4 year old.
Kerry J

On national standardised testing on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 7 views

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    A student's view on national standardised tests
John Pearce

Assessment for Learning: Home | Assessment for Learning - 14 views

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    "Welcome to the Assessment for Learning website. This site has been developed by Curriculum Corporation on behalf of the education departments of the States, Territories and Commonwealth of Australia." "There are 32 assessment tasks, covering the learning areas of English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment and Health and Physical Education, Languages Other Than English, Technology, The Arts and Mathematics - or their State and Territory equivalents.
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