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Compleat Lexical Tutor. Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment. Learn more about our Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment

Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics Online Discussion Board RubricAssessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics A+ PowerPoint Rubric Joan Vandervelde's rubric provides 10 performance categories. KillerStartups - Where Internet Entrepreneurs Are The Stars. Engineering Reasoning.

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Engineering Reasoning

Citations from Engineering Reasoning are used with the permission of the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Forthcoming in the Engineering Management Journal, and adapted from a paper presented at ASEE, June 2008, where it won ‘Best Conference Papers.’ The Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia: Portaging Leadership Lessons with a Critical Thinking Model Robert J Niewoehner, Captain, U.S. Craig E. Naval Academy Abstract Business schools have long valued case studies as a tool for both broadening a student’s perspective, and provoking them to deeper consideration of complex situations. Introduction In 1990, as a novice test pilot, I was privileged to attend the first flight readiness review for Northrop’s YF-23.

While impressed with the test team’s professionalism, I was profoundly impressed by the scope and intensity of the questions posed by the gathered reviewers. Figure 1 depicts Paul’s model. Applied Disciplines: A Critical Thinking Model for. Universal intellectual standards must be applied to thinking whenever one is interested in checking the quality of reasoning about a problem, issue, or situation.

Applied Disciplines: A Critical Thinking Model for

The standards are not unique to engineering, but are universal to all domains of thinking. To think professionally as an engineer entails having command of these standards. While there are a number of universal standards, we focus here on some of the most significant. Clarity Specific clarity questions in engineering include: Are the market/mission requirements clearly stated? Accuracy Specific accuracy questions include: What is your confidence in that data? Precision Specific precision questions include: What are acceptable tolerances for diverse pieces of information?

Relevance Engineers might ask questions of relevance: Have all relevant factors been weighed (e.g.- environmental, or marketplace)? Depth Specific depth questions include: Do models have adequate complexity and detail? Breadth Logical Validity Fairness. Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page. To the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs? After a brief overview, follow a detailed, four-step process for creating an authentic assessment.

All good assessment begins with standards: statements of what we want our students to know and be able to do. Authentic assessments are often called "tasks" because they include real-world applications we ask students to perform. To assess the quality of student work on authentic tasks, teachers develop rubrics, or scoring scales. Brazilians Working with Americans: Cultural Case Studies: Introduction. Culture. Centre for Intercultural Learning The Centre for Intercultural Learning (offered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada) offers resources related to developing and refining the intercultural skills vital to a successful international experience.

Culture

Available resources include over 100 “Cultural Insights” providing a local and Canadian prospective on culture for countries all over the world, the Centre's Intercultures Magazine, and freely available research and discussion papers. Digital Electronics - Mr. Jaffe (iPad/laptop) Feed. Reopening the case for learning styles. Recently I gave a workshop at the ESP Conference in Ulm on a topic which I regretted having put forward from the moment I clicked ‘send’ … Learning styles in ESP and technical English.

Reopening the case for learning styles

So why did I do it? Well, I’ve read the bumph which sings the praises of learning styles, and I’ve read the scathing research which says they don’t exist – but my own personal jury is out. We’ve all had good and bad learning experiences, haven’t we? And what contributed to them? If you ask yourself this question, probably what springs to mind is the kind of activities you received, the way the teacher spoke to you, the environment in which you learned and how motivating the class was. The question is, can we prove if we really do learn better if our teacher focusses on our preferred learning style?