Damian Cooper - Talk About Assessment Effective assessment is the key to student learning. This concept is at the centre of Talk About Assesment, a comprehensive resource that speaks directly to the classroom teacher. The text resource is divided into two sections. In the first section, author Damian Cooper explores the best practices in assessment. An accompanying DVD brings these best practices to life in a series of 10 powerful video clips that feature teachers and their students in real situations. The second section of Talk About Assessment features dozens of customizable and reproducible tools that teachers can use immediately in their classroom.
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The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies Thanks to Stephen Downes for the reference to Dr. Mohamed Amine Chatti’s Knowledge Management: A Personal Knowledge Network Perspective. Here are some abstracts that I would like to quote: Knowledge ecologies are thus self-controlled and self-contained entities. Knowledge ecologies lacked a shared repertoire and are thus open and distributed knowledge domains.The result of participation in a knowledge ecology is a restructuring of one’s PKN, a reframing of one’s theories-in-use and an extension of one’s external network with new tacit and explicit knowledge nodes; i.e. people and information (external level)Knowledge ecology is a more general concept than intensional networks.In essence, a knowledge ecology is a complex adaptive system that emerges from the bottom-up connection of PKNs. That is a wonderful analysis of knowledge ecology, with a model of Knowledge Management based on Personal Knowledge Network perspective.
Classical Comics - Bringing the classics to life! In order for you to experience our 3-tier approach to Shakespeare for free, here you can download sections from 4 plays (with 4 sections for The Tempest). Presented as lineart, these documents are quick to download and simple to print. As an added bonus, not only do we offer brief teaching resource books to accompany each play, but we also provide a "No Text" version, featuring empty word balloons that you can fill in. To save these Adobe PDF files, right-click and select "Save Target As", storing them on your computer for viewing and printing (You will need the Adobe reader to open these .pdf files. Girls’ Generation adds second night in S’pore Girls Generation will be performing in Singapore on 9 December. (Photo courtesy of Running Into the Sun) UPDATE (1 Nov)
Secondary-Writing-Instruction - The Writing Traits A trait in writing is a quality or characteristic that all "good" writing shares. There are six traits in writing: ideas/content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Recently, a seventh trait has been recognized, which is the trait of presentation. Word Study Collections in the Elementary Classroom Posted 07/19/2015 7:57PM | Last Commented 07/19/2015 7:57PM I read Stephen King’s book, On Writing, in 2007 while attending the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project’s summer writing institute. One of my fellow attendees mentioned that Stephen King likes to write to heavy music like Metallica and Guns and Roses, which immediately sparked my attention. She said, “There’s more about it in his book, On Writing.”
Lessons & Classroom Games for Teachers - Animal Crime Scene Investigator - A science and ESL lesson by: Regal Swan® Foundation, Inc. / theregalswan.com Expected Learning Outcomes Students will understand predation and how nature controls the over-population of species. Students will have an understanding of how crime scene investigation requires the.. TUMMY RUB, HEAD PAT - Game by: re Co-Constructing Success Criteria Research in the area of assessment for learning – formative assessment plus the deep involvement of students in the assessment process – is not only broad and deep, it is also overwhelmingly positive in terms of its impact on student learning and achievement. When teachers use classroom assessment in support of learning, they find out what students know, are able to do, and can articulate. As they consider that evidence in relation to curricular standards and expectations, they plan learning experiences to help students close the gap.
Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary Online ESO Students, We would like to recommend a very useful resource, the online visual dictionary by Merriam Webster. It is structured in 15 major themes to access over 6,000 images. In our opinion it is one of the few linguistic online tools which rivals Google Images. The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance.
Zeros? No Zeros? The Danger of Dichotomies Many of the schools and systems with whom Anne Davies and I are currently working are engaged in thoughtful and involved conversations that focus on the use of zeros, deducting marks (or grades) for late assignments, or some other kind of response to students who do not provide the kind of evidence of learning that has been requested. At times, this dialogue can become emotional and even divisive. We are reminded of Sir Michael Barber’s statement (2011 keynote), that as educators, we often find ourselves “on the road…paved with false dichotomies”. That is, educators discuss issues from the mindset of ‘either all or nothing.’ For example:
A Day at School Describe a normal school day in the life of a student in your country including hours, class subjects, meals, rules, dress, and extra-curricular activities. What options are there in your country to take online classes through distance learning, even for children? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.