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John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" T & F Online. Beyond the Bubble. New Contest: Worst (Best) Test Prep Videos. Inspiration.

New Contest: Worst (Best) Test Prep Videos

You never know when it will hit you. However, I would like to thank Mr. Chris Cerrone. After his last post I decided to see how many “test prep” video’s I could find. Someone has to say it! If we actually spent some time teaching instead of making ridiculous videos imagine the possibilities. Not now though. Vote for your “favorite” Pennsylvania (PSSA) test prep video below. Ready? Follow Timothy D. About these ads Like this: Webinars - Mark Barnes, Student-Centered Classroom Webinar. Envision Schools Project Exchange. What Is PBL Really? Do you want to engage your students in Project Based Learning (PBL)?

What Is PBL Really?

Maybe you are asking yourself what is PBL really? Am I doing it right? Well, first of all, the most important thing to understand is that PBL is a construct made up by human beings and so there are lots of variations! And you are entitled to construct your own version, too, within some parameters. What is PBL? Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

What is PBL?

In Gold Standard PBL, Essential Project Design Elements include: Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills - The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management. Challenging Problem or Question - The project is framed by a meaningful problem to solve or a question to answer, at the appropriate level of challenge.

Sustained Inquiry - Students engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, finding resources, and applying information. Authenticity - The project features real-world context, tasks and tools, quality standards, or impact – or speaks to students’ personal concerns, interests, and issues in their lives. International Student Voice. Final exams are almost here!

International Student Voice

Our team gathered some quick tips on how to study for exams and how to stay calm under pressure. 1. Study in chunks “Cramming” is what many students do, but it’s not the best way to study. By this we mean don’t try to remember all the information you need to know at once. 2. If you have to study, don’t get on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other type of social media. 3. Being in a study group can motivate you to study. 4. We all get a little nervous before taking a test. 5. Go for a walk around campus. Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback. Getting teacher evaluation right - The Answer Sheet. Here is an edited version of a briefing on the right way to evaluate teachers that Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and other leading education research experts gave this week on Capitol Hill to policymakers.

Getting teacher evaluation right - The Answer Sheet

This is long, but I am publishing because the issue of how to evaluate teachers and develop high-quality teaching has become a — if not THE — primary focus of federal and state education. I have removed footnotes in the original, though sources are listed at the end. The forum was sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the National Academy of Education. Along with Darling-Hammond, who was the leader of President Obama’s transition team on education policy, speakers included: Stanford University Professor Edward H.

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: A Brief for Policymakers. Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios. I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class.

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios

Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish. Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Hunger Games Project Documents Below are sample project-based learning documents from teachers Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history) of Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas. 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?

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Amy Hodgson: Reconsidering how schools grade. Equityingradingself-assessment.pdf. Glow and Grow Assessment - Runde's Room.