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Dylan Wiliam & the 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning Dylan Wiliam’s new book, Embedded Formative Assessment, is filled with a number of insights culled from his 35 years of experience in education. The foundation of the book highlights the importance of formative assessment as a tool to improve teacher practice and ultimately improve student learning. In the book, he provides the 5 strategies that he has come to believe are core to successful formative assessment practice in the classroom: 1. Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and criteria for success – getting the students to really understand what their classroom experience will be and how their success will be measured. 2. 3. 4. 5. These 5 strategies are also part of our Keeping Learning on Track (KLT) professional development solution that puts these strategies into action with a formal process for teacher professional development.
Improving Older Kids' Reading Speed and Comprehension - Homework Help By Kevin Feldman, Ed.D. Parents often wonder what can be done to improve their middle or high school student's reading speed and comprehension skills. In this article, Kevin Feldman, Ed.D., addresses this concern. It is not done simply - like most complicated things in life. When you think about it, in order to comprehend, one must have all one's attention focused on the meaning. How do we help increase their reading fluency? You could sum it up in a phrase, and t hat is "guided oral repeated reading." It's the old adage of Madeline Hunter's that "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent." That doesn't happen overnight. How do we get a middle school or high school kid to read out loud to us? In silent reading we never know, Is it actual reading? One element is reading short, coherent passages about information that is of interest to an adolescent, and the second is make it a game, much like a computer game.
Cómo crear tu propia Khan Academy Salman Khan es el fundador de la Khan Academy, una organización educativa sin ánimo de lucro. En su página web puedes encontrar gratuitamente una colección de más de 2.700 microlecciones a través de videos tutoriales hospedados en YouTube. Khan Academy, junto con MITx, Uncollege de Stanford o YouTube para Escuelas, confirman una tendencia tecnológica interesante en Educación. Los profesores, cada vez más, graban sus clases y las cuelgan en la nube para que sean accesibles a estudiantes en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar. Las ventajas son claras. Sin embargo, esta práctica pretende ir mucho más allá. Salma Khan propone un cambio de metodología para escuelas y universidades basándose en el éxito de sus videos online. Khan propone que el alumno aprenda la teoría de forma individual en casa con la ayuda de videos de corta duración (10 mins aprox.). Las horas de clase se utilizan ahora para hablar del material aprendido o clarificar cualquier duda. Grabación de voz
Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine Wikispaces Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet? As an educator in this digital age, that’s one of my biggest challenges. Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn't present. As the second half of the school year begins, educators around the world share a common focus on preparing our students for standardized testing. The real test is finding ways to truly get your students excited about learning and showing what they know in non-traditional ways. Kahoot.it: This is a free, game-based classroom response system. EdPuzzle: This is a free and incredible-easy-to-use video platform that helps teachers save time, boost classroom engagement and improve student learning through video lessons. Flipgrid: Although Flipgrid is not free, it is affordable--teachers pay as little as $0.22 per student. Blubbr: This lets you play and create video trivia games.
Enhancing Comprehension: Reading Skills in Middle School Middle school is the time your child develops the sophisticated reading skills that allow him to analyze literature and master the content of the entire curriculum — social studies, science, math, health, and foreign languages. Reading becomes a powerful tool to find information, make sense of complex material, and find enjoyment in literature and popular media. Middle-school instruction therefore focuses on refining and strengthening existing skills. Key components are: Strategic reading: Your child needs to learn how and when to skim and when to study thoroughly. She doesn't have to read an entire book about space exploration if she only wants to find the date of the first lunar landing. Reading milestones: Comprehension: Grappling with the deeper meaning of a text will strengthen understanding. Vocabulary: One of the key differences between a good reader and a poor reader is vocabulary. Speed: Poor readers are usually slow even after they become accurate. Milestones:
There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country. The White House announced last week they would host their first Maker Faire this spring (follow the hashtag, #IMadeThis). These are all exciting events but all students should have easy access to becoming a maker. 1. DIY.org (app and webbased) has it all! 2. Play-i Bots: coming soon – these little bots will take the code written on the ipad and make it come to life in the real world. 3. 4. 5. 6. Foldify: Don’t have the cash to get a 3D printer? 7. 8. 9.
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately." Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps. Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary. "When the cook tastes the soup," writes Robert E. Alternative formative assessment (AFA) strategies can be as simple (and important) as checking the oil in your car -- hence the name "dipsticks." In the sections below, we'll discuss things to consider when implementing AFAs. Observation: A Key Practice in Alternative Formative Assessment A fundamental element of most AFAs is observation.
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