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Furedi criticises ‘methodologically naive’ education research

Furedi criticises ‘methodologically naive’ education research | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
A leading sociologist has attacked the application of so-called “‘evidence’-based policy” – and much of the research lying behind it – to education (Furedi criticises ‘methodologically naive’ education research:
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"Where educators ought to be asking “What do children need to know?” Professor Furedi claims that “the current obsession with what works distracts us from thinking about the intellectual and knowledge content of the curriculum” #educhat

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Graham Brown-Martin : 'We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

Graham Brown-Martin : 'We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
The new WISE Publication, to be released in 2014, will focus on the link between new technologies and learning.
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Mindmapping

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Revolution in Education is a blog about education, visual thinking and job search.
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Visually pleasing but helpful?  

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ePortfolio - Authentic Assessment - Project-Based Learning

ePortfolio - Authentic Assessment - Project-Based Learning | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
OpenSchool ePortfolio is an authentic and holistic assessment tool for project-based and lifelong learning.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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any feedback on this?

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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:59 PM

Could be worth investigating this tool for e-portefolio

Lisa Cooper's curator insight, July 16, 2013 3:33 PM

This looks like a great way for my students to find information about careers that are of interest to them.

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 5:35 PM

I also like that the ePortfolio can follow the student and allows each teacher to see prior work writing samples to get an authentic look at where the student is performing. It is a built in "needs assessment!"

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A Snapshot Of How Technology Is Used In Education - Edudemic

A Snapshot Of How Technology Is Used In Education - Edudemic | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
As we wrap up another school year, it's time to take a snapshot of how technology is used in education. From teachers to students, this is a good one.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"38% check a digital device every 10 minutes..."

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Atenas College Centro de Recursos del Aprendizaje's curator insight, June 14, 2013 11:27 AM

Interesantes estadisticas sobre como los estudiantes utilizan la tecnología. Gracias por compartir.

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Can aptitude tests pick the 'right' students for university? - The Conversation

Can aptitude tests pick the 'right' students for university?
The Conversation
A well-designed test can help adjust for the long-term disadvantage many students experience in their formative years of education.
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"The test is meant to help universities select students who might have the ability to undertake tertiary education but who got bad scores at the end of high school."

 
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The Exciting Future Of Data In Education

The Exciting Future Of Data In Education | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
The Exciting Future Of Data In Education
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Data tells a story and thus comes alive..

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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
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"Unlike long-term stress, short-term stress can actually help people perform, and viewing it that way changes its effect. Even for those genetically predisposed to anxiety, the antidote isn’t necessarily less competition — it’s more competition. It just needs to be the right kind."

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: Increasing rigor through formative & summative assessments

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: Increasing rigor through formative & summative assessments | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
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formative vs summative assessments- a ready-made presentation

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Authentic Assessment in Action

Authentic Assessment in Action | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
At Sammamish High School, our staff has dedicated our professional development to building expertise in the key elements of problem-based learning. Previous blog entries by my colleagues have given a
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Exit Slips to Activate Students as Owners of Their Learning

Exit Slips to Activate Students as Owners of Their Learning | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
An earlier post discussed how to use exit slips as practice. A great way to activate students as owners of their own learning (another of Dylan Wiliam's 5 key strategies) is to use exit slips to ha...
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Create Formative Assessments, Exit Tickets and more with Edcanvas Quizzes

Create Formative Assessments, Exit Tickets and more with Edcanvas Quizzes | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Create Formative Assessments, Exit Tickets and more with Edcanvas Quizzes

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The measure of success - Assessment: Why do we do it?

The measure of success - Assessment: Why do we do it? | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
This week's post serves as an introduction to a tricky but important topic: assessment. As with every other aspect of education I have written about on Clean Slate, once I started writing down my t...

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Les Howard's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:47 AM

Thought-provoking article.

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Build quality into education, not over measure it

Build quality into education, not over measure it | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Promoting public education and the people who work in it (Build quality into education, not over measure it http://t.co/ARwaRziKgo)
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"Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for massive inspection by building quality into the product in the first place."

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Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment - Huffington Post

Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment - Huffington Post | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment Huffington Post But where we really get stupid about this -- where we really put the ASS in assessment -- is insisting that teachers need such test results in order to provide quality instruction...
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"But measuring student learning isn't like measuring the vacancy rate of a motel -- or the gross sales of a retailer or the degree to which productivity in a factory is affected by a new policy. In education, the infatuation with data tends to produce expedient and pedantic solutions to often complex challenges."

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Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources? - Huffington Post

Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources? - Huffington Post | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources?
Huffington Post
With schools winding down the year, the debate over the future of education is winding up.
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"To solve our biggest challenges, we need the intelligence of all our educators."

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5 Cool Ways Big Data Is Changing Lives - Forbes

5 Cool Ways Big Data Is Changing Lives - Forbes | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
5 Cool Ways Big Data Is Changing Lives
Forbes
A few weeks ago, I wrote about big opportunities in Little Data.
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The Landscape of Learning: 13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment

The Landscape of Learning: 13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
RT @cubeforteachers: 13 ways to use Socrative as a Formative Assessment http://t.co/5LVHpMQX6m … #oise
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Authentic-Performance-Tasks - 4) Sample Authentic Performance Tasks

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Educational Leadership:New Needs, New Curriculum:Preparing for Today and Tomorrow

Educational Leadership:New Needs, New Curriculum:Preparing for Today and Tomorrow | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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"What I desire is an education process that is genuinely meaningful to students, challenging them with problems and ideas that they find both interesting and intellectually demanding. I want to assess that process by the depth of its engagement in students' lives."

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Blow the Top Off of Rubrics

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Blow the Top Off of Rubrics | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
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"If you assign a project and get back 30 of the exact same thing, that's not a project, that's a recipe." - Chris Lehmann

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Be Better: An IB Model for All Education

Be Better: An IB Model for All Education | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it
I'm in full-on end-of-the-year mode, and this year I'm also an IB examiner for the first time. What that means is that I'm assessing work from IB students from schools all over the world against se...
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These Wonderful 3D Infographics Are Taller Than You

These Wonderful 3D Infographics Are Taller Than You | Assessment and Data | Scoop.it

Belgian studio Coming Soon is all about making it big. Their Hand Lettering creations filled a giant chalkboard with letters in a variety of fonts and styles. And with Infographics XXXL, they’ve taken actual graphs and blown them up to a huge size for a client that specializes in the research of nanobodies.

The result is that, instead of casually glancing at the same old pie chart or bar graph, shareholders have something to keep their gaze on the numbers, like a blurry scientist walking by human-size bars or holding up a literal piece of the pie.

 

See a selection of Coming Soon’s giant infographics at the article link.


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Jennie Munson's comment, May 1, 2013 10:57 AM
very cool