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Fishtreeblog.tumblr. Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade.

Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation. Students created a scale model of Lower Manhattan in City 2.0 at Scarsdale High School. Part 2: Understanding Students must demonstrate an understanding of materials and tools. Habits of Mind. Design Thinking for Libraries. Supporting a Gifted Child: A Quick Guide to Online Resources > Virtual Learning Connections. Remember the first day you realized your child was gifted?

Supporting a Gifted Child: A Quick Guide to Online Resources > Virtual Learning Connections

Global Curriculum. Access More Than 1,000 Socrative Quizzes Sorted by Subject. One of the nice administrative aspects of Socrative is the ability to share quizzes with colleagues and import quizzes that are shared with you.

Access More Than 1,000 Socrative Quizzes Sorted by Subject

This morning on the Socrative Facebook page I found their massive spreadsheet of more than 1,000 shared quizzes. The spreadsheet is arranged by subject and grade level. You can find a quiz by opening the filter menu and selecting a subject. Tools for Educators - free worksheet templates, printable game templates, 100% customizable worksheet makers with images! Guided video tours of your next international destination. Intercultural education for pupils aged 9-13. 10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - What Is Differentiated Instruction?

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction -

By Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted their instruction to account for them. Prayers & Purple Elephants: Yardsticks and Clothespins.

Using Exhibits as Assessment. Top 10 Picture Books to Inspire “Classroom Habitudes” by Lesley Burnap. For iPhone. Somebody That I Used To Know - Walk off the Earth (Official Music Video) DisasterMapper. OCC_p_0_pypxx_sup_1402_1_e. The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play. It used to be that play was just play.

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein and D.W. Kids' Book Review: Librarian's Shelf: The Value of Bi-Lingual Reading. Language and culture go hand in hand, and one important way to share them is through books, especially bilingual books.

Kids' Book Review: Librarian's Shelf: The Value of Bi-Lingual Reading

Bilingual picture books feature stories written in both English and another language, generally by displaying both languages side-by-side on the page. I asked a linguistics expert what they considered the main benefits of sharing bilingual books with children. Their response may surprise you, as these books help those who don’t speak a second language, but also those who do. '... If your child doesn’t speak a second language, reading bilingual books will show them that there are other languages and ways to write (even finding that letters and words come in different scripts), something that is valuable to learn at a relatively young age.

Graduation and Year-End Activities. 84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying. Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework. A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment. April 5, 2014 As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca.

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a formative assessment. By definition, formative assessment is assessment for learning (summative assessment is assessment of learning ) which usually takes place simultaneously with learning. The aim of formative assessment is to students understanding and plan subsequent instruction. Welcome to Teaching Packs. To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

By Leslie Harris O’Hanlon When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space.

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

PYP Programmes of Inquiry - Resourcing the PYP, MYP, & DP. Resourcing the PYP, MYP, & DP. International School Basel: Curriculum Overview. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Pre-School The PYP defines “early childhood” as those from 3 to 5 years.

International School Basel: Curriculum Overview

The programme focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom and the world outside. It offers a framework that meets children’s several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural. IBtv. Headmaster's Blog. Kath Murdoch: Readings & Presentations. IB Teaching and Learning in Action.