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Rhondda Powling

Prior Knowledge - Events in Instruction- Event #3 | An Ethical Island - 2 views

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    An infographic that discusses a lot of useful and interesting ways to work out the prior knowledge of students
Rhondda Powling

ImageQuiz - 0 views

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    A website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Tagging works by drawing on the image to define what the quiz should test people on, and then labeling each of those tags. It is very easy to use and has a basic, simple interface and best of all - no signup required! This means you can get students to create their own quizzes without worrying about them having to create accounts and then forgetting the passwords
Roland Gesthuizen

T is for teaching - 3 views

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    "CAMPBELL Walsh was sick of waiting for his NAPLAN test results. ''I wanted to know how I'd done. It had already been about four months and I still hadn't got the results,'' says the year 5 student from Aitken Creek Primary in the outer Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn. "
Roland Gesthuizen

What Constitutes 'Rigour' in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems? | DMLcentral | Tommy... - 6 views

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    "What Constitutes 'Rigour' in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems?"
Chris Betcher

I dare you to measure the "value" I add « No Sleep 'til Summer:: - 5 views

  • But never will you be able to judge me or my students by one day or one test. Never will I give one iota of care about your tests, no matter how hard I work to help my students to do their best on it, knowing they aren’t meant to pass it because it is written far above their reading levels, and were written with native English speakers in mind. You can’t measure me as a teacher, because you haven’t imagined teachers like me or classes like mine. Their experiences are outside yours.
  • Tell me how important your data and tests are, and I will tell you how I don’t value your data because it tells me so little about my students yet so much about your educational system.
  • Your data says one thing: your system is what fails my students.
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    Tell me about the algorithms you applied when you took data from 16 students over a course of nearly five years of teaching and somehow used it to judge me as "below average" and "average".
Roland Gesthuizen

Naplan results give state schools the tick of approval | Herald Sun - 3 views

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    "It is not a terribly accurate measure. Parents making decisions around where to send their kids would be better served by going to the school."
Roland Gesthuizen

NAPLAN-style testing has 'failed' US schools - 5 views

  • Professor Darling-Hammond said Australia would be wiser to follow the examples of Finland, Korea, Shanghai and Singapore, whose 15-year-olds achieve the best results in numeracy, literacy and science in comparisons with other developed nations.
  • While the basic skills literacy and numeracy tests were designed to help teachers identify children with learning difficulties needing assistance, they are now being used as a competitive measure of school performance on the federal government's My School website.
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    NAPLAN-style testing and reporting has failed in the United States by narrowing the curriculum and corrupting education standards, says a chief education adviser to the US President, Barack Obama. .. The US tests have been criticised for narrowing the curriculum to reading and maths and multiple-choice formats.
Roland Gesthuizen

My School - 3 views

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    A profile of almost 10,000 Australian school to help search for schools compare statistically similar schools, view school-level NAPLAN results, identify schools that are doing well and share successful strategies. This service is designed to support acce
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    Aim of this website is to quickly locate statistical and contextual information about schools and compare them with statistically similar schools across Australia.
Roland Gesthuizen

Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Taking a test is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and it works better than a number of other studying techniques.
  • students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall what they had read, retained about 50 percent more of the information a week later than students who used two other methods.
  • What we recall becomes more recallable in the future. In a sense you are practicing what you are going to need to do later
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  • the struggle involved in recalling something helps reinforce it in our brains
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    Taking a test is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and it works better than a number of other studying techniques.
Andrew Williamson

National testing hurts teachers: expert - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - 0 views

  • An international educator has criticised the practice of national testing of schools for literacy and numeracy.
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