@iroundsnsw. INSET today - shared and discussed these 9 things every teacher should know according to @dylanwiliam. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment.
Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance. This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding.
It is a huge burden (for both teachers and students) to design, write, complete, grade, and absorb the data into an instructional design sequence on a consistent basis. Simple Assessments The word “simple” here is misleading. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You Probably Misunderstand Feedback For Learning. By Grant Wiggins Editor’s Note: The title was written by me, not Grant. ; ^ ) Who could argue with the idea that formative assessment is a good thing?
Both common sense and the research make clear that more feedback and opportunities to use it enhances performance and achievement [(See Pollock (2012), Hattie (2008) and Marzano, Pickering & Pollock (2001)]; I argued this point thoroughly 14 years ago (Wiggins 1998). Yet, even Hattie acknowledges that in spite of the fact that his research long ago clearly revealed that “feedback was among the most powerful influences on achievement [Hattie (2008), p. 173] he has “struggled to understand the concept ever since.” Some of the confusion, I think, is found in the fact that the view of feedback he proposes blurs important distinctions between feedback and advice. Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up.
Feedback. Formative Assessment. Reporting. 5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom. By Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Educators and students of today have more knowledge and tools available to them than ever before in history.
Advances in technology have created a digital world where people from all wakes of life can interact and share knowledge–where the answer to almost any question imaginable is just a few clicks away, no matter where you are in the world or what time of day it is. And yet, despite all of the amazing things we are now able to bring into our classrooms, many students continue to decorate folders or scrapbook covers so that they can paste in pictures they have drawn, writing samples, and short reflections/goals.
Digital portfolios have the ability to revolutionize and modernize the way students learn, while encouraging independence, responsibility, and reflection. 5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom. The Best Assessment Apps for Teachers and Education. Teachers must assess and observe student progress every day – no matter what the subject.
Mobile apps make this easier than ever, enabling teachers to harness the incredible power of real time observation and instant results. We selected some of the best assessment apps to assist you in observing and assessing student learning. Most of them are free – so try them out today! Image courtesy of Education Plus. CC License 1. Price: Free Resource Type: App Available at: App Store and Google Play We can see why NearPod was awarded the Edtech Digest Award in 2012. Teachers -> Are you using the “Nearpod” app to allow students to interact from iPads to your Smartboards?
2. Price: £1.49 (App Store); £0.65 (Google Play) Available at: App Store and Google Play It can be hard to rely on memory to assess how much students have learned – particularly for large groups. 3. Resource Type(s): App. Johnqgoh : Learning intentions &... The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner #5MinPlan. Marking is an occupational hazard for all teachers.
Whilst ‘The 5 Minute Marking Plan’ cannot do your marking for you (sadly) it will help you focus on the job in hand and help ensure you maximise your students’ learning and your own. Written by @LeadingLearner – Stephen Tierney. Download on TES Resources: Click to download the template This planner adds to a growing number of 5 Minute Plans, including: The thinking that underpins the plan: …seeks to highlight those elements of marking that have greatest impact on learning, namely: Sharing the key marking points (you may refer to these as success criteria). The time spent on marking students’ work must also help you identify common errors, so you can: Require students to correct and improve their work.Re-teach elements of the lesson, scheme of work, programme of study or syllabus to help close key gaps in students’ knowledge, understanding or skills.Inform future teaching programmes.
‘The 5 Minute Marking Plan’ Context: What each section means? How to Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential.