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Before You Assign That Homework – What Students Wish You Knew

Was the question I asked my students today. I thought I knew the answer, a resounding no I was sure, and yet, once again my 7th graders surprised me. While some pleaded for no more homework, many said they understood the purpose of it, that it was a necessary component of school and then wrote a paragraph asking for change. Asking for their thoughts to be considered. Asking for teachers to think before they assign. They wish teachers knew just how busy they are. They wish teachers knew just how stressed they are. They wish teachers knew that they don’t always need the practice. They wish teachers knew how much we all assign. They wish teachers knew that they have worked really hard in school and wish they could have a break. Finally, they wish teachers actually did their own homework. Once again, my students thoughts push my own thinking. Like this: Like Loading... D2D3Rubrics.pdf. 26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments. Smarter Every Day. 101-Practical-Ways-to-Ditch-That-Textbook-2.

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20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

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. 22 Simple Assessment Strategies & Tips You Can Use Every Day 1. Avoid yes/no questions and phrases like “Does this make sense?” Drugs & Alcohol. Skip Navigation TeensHealth from Nemours for Parents for Kids for Teens.

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students. 35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time.

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using it to automate time-consuming processes or aggregate data automatically is among the many seamless fits technology can make into any classroom. Which is where the following collections of apps and tools comes in. These sites, tools, and apps can save teachers time by allowing them to create simple quizzes that can be taken asynchronously, and make polls and forms to collect feedback from students (content-based or otherwise).

Exist slips, pre-tests, student-created quizzes, course evaluation forms, crowdsourcing student knowledge of apps to use in a future project-based learning unit, and more. High School & Beyond. K-12 Open Technologies. Digital Textbook Initiative. About Us Additional Options "From government to non-profit organizations, teachers to textbook publishers, we all have a role to play in leveraging 21st century technology to expand learning and better serve California's students, parents, teachers and schools.

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The Four Pillars of Technology Use in the Classroom

As a computer lab teacher, there has never been an easy to follow, mapped out path for instruction. As such, over the last 5 years I created a scope of skills and concepts across grade levels to guide my teaching and I had begun to map out what kinds of projects I could use to teach these skills. Still, my curriculum always seemed a bit disjointed and while my students created wonderful work and amazed me with their ability to apply their skills to video, music production, programming and more, I still felt like I wasn’t doing the best job at making it ‘stick.’ Fast forward to today. This summer, I put together a framework for my curriculum that ties all instruction to four ‘pillars.’

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Wikibooks. The Library of Congress' Photostream. Public Domain Images. Commons. A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities. Open Courseware. 40 Sites for Educational Games. With the start of school right around the corner, I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games.

40 Sites for Educational Games

This list I've compiled has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use w/ their students. Free Teacher Resources for Core Subjects. Here is my annual list of my favorite online teaching resources, divided by subject. Some of these might be old, or shared elsewhere, but I wanted to go ahead and share some of the ones that were added to my Diigo library recently. Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject.

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Video, games and activities. Curriki.