background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment. When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning.

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment

Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. This information takes many forms, including observations, exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people. Webinar Developing entrepreneurial skills PBL course. Assessment and Rubrics. 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.

Assessment and Rubrics

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. Rubriche di valutazione per integrare le tecnologie nella didattica. Red - Le rubriche di valutazione sono ormai diventate parte integrante del processo di insegnamento e di apprendimento che quotidianamente ogni insegnante vive nelle proprie attività didattiche.

Rubriche di valutazione per integrare le tecnologie nella didattica

Le ribriche devono essere create dai docenti per la valutazione di attività specifiche che propongono ai propri studenti, al fine di guidarli anche nel processo di autovalutazione del proprio apprendiemento. I docenti le possono utilizzare durante la progettazione dei piani delle lezione e le attribuzioni dei voti, mentre gli studenti possono utilizzarle per fare monitorare le proprie aspettative di apprendimento e per comprendere quali elementi è necessario modificare per il raggiungimento di un determinato obiettivo posto dal docente. Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices. My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz.

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I was really excited to see discussion on all sides of the issue. The best feedback for me was that, while many readers agreed with parts of the premise, I hadn't been specific on support strategies. Project Based Learning Checklists. Responster - Feedback made easy! Peer Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers. 9-12 Presentation Rubric (non-CCSS) Project Based Teaching Rubric. 6-12 Creativity & Innovation Rubric (non-CCSS) Take Three! 55 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success. There is no shortage of strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative assessment in their classrooms.

Take Three! 55 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success

It’s been over a year since we published our blog on digital tools and apps for formative assessment success and some of them we listed are no longer around. The good news is that there are new tools and apps that are available today that can help facilitate evidence of student learning. Here is an updated version of our list of digital tools and apps for formative assessment success. 70+ Educational iPad Apps Curated by... - Educational Technology. Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers.

July 3, 2016 A few days ago we published here in EdTech and mLearning a collection of some interesting web tools teachers can use to create educational rubrics.

Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers

Today, we are adding this wonderful resource from Teachnology which is basically a huge selection of pre-made rubrics and rubric generators that can be integrated into different subject areas. As we have argued elsewhere, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work. Teachnology’s rubrics are arranged into 10 main categories: general, language arts, learn about them, math, pre-made collection, process, rubric maker membership, science, social studies, and all rubrics.

Basic Reading Skills Rubric Generator- Handwriting Rubric Generator 'A useful rubric for evaluating overall keyboarding skills.' Cooperative Learning: 7 Free PDF Assessment Instruments. Introduction Evaluating cooperative learning activities may seem like a Herculean task.

Cooperative Learning: 7 Free PDF Assessment Instruments

But, actually it's not. Like any other assessment, you must determine in advance what you would like to assess and to what degree. Do you want to evaluate individual success, group success or perhaps, cooperative skills? Actually, I think you may find that it's useful to evaluate all three. I'm relatively sure what you may be thinking here. Creating a Rubric. Formative%20and summative assessment. Formative vs. Summative Assessment: What's the Difference? Formative and summative assessments are among the most common types of educational evaluations, each with its own distinct purpose.

Formative vs. Summative Assessment: What's the Difference?

Though the word "assessment" often conjures images of paper-and-pencil exams, our understanding of this topic has evolved greatly in recent years, along with our reasons for assessing and the types of assessments we give our students. Each type of evaluation has a specialized purpose. Read on to learn more about formative vs. summative assessments. Examples of Formative Assessment. When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening.

Examples of Formative Assessment

The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning. Observations Questioning Discussion. MakingLearningVisibleResources - Ladder of Feedback. Ladder of Feedback Guide for Classroom ObservationsThe "Ladder of Feedback”* is a protocol or structure that establishes a culture of trust and constructive support by sequencing feedback in order that is constructive.

MakingLearningVisibleResources - Ladder of Feedback

The idea or plan is presented to the group. Then the group moves through the following steps (moving from one rung of the ladder to the next):Step 1: Clarify Ask clarifying questions to be sure you understand the idea or matter on the table. Avoid clarifying questions that are thinly disguised criticism.Step 2: Value Express what you like about the idea or matter at hand in specific terms. Do not offer perfunctory “good, but,” and hurry on to the negatives.Step 3: State concerns State your puzzles and concerns. Avoid absolutes: “What’s wrong is . . .” Creating a rubric that will be saved. Registering as a new user Before you begin creating a rubric you must register as a new user. You'll only need to do this once, so if you are a returning user, please skip to the Returning user log in section.

To register, scroll down on the homepage of RubiStar until you see the green arrow, like the one shown below, that says Register. Click on this arrow or the text link below it. Next you will need to enter your personal information, as shown in the image below. Now click the Register button, as shown above. Click the New Rubric button to begin creating your rubric. RubiStar Home. 5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers. June 18, 2016 Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work.

Rubric making should not be a complicated task, it should only speak to the core requirements of a given task while channeling focus to the learning outcomes. There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to create rubrics. Below is a collection of some of our favourite applications. Check them out and share with your colleagues.

2 SATC AssessTools PeerAssessment 042913. 20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day. 20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day by Saga Briggs The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding. But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will understand, if not now then before test time, and we keep our fingers crossed that their results will indicate we’ve done our job. The problem is, we often rely on these tests to measure understanding and then we move on. Below are 22 simple assessment strategies and tips to help you become more frequent in your teaching, planning, and curriculum design. A guide to continuing professional development – Peer observation.

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment. It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress.