This resource offered reasoning behind each area of assessment and what the different areas within the areas are. Such as within assessment types there are: diagnostic, summative, formative, norm referred, criterion referenced, and benchmark.
Self assessment is a higher level ability that should often be encouraged. with having a poster present in the classroom explaining the different levels, student would be able to provide an accurate self assessment of their understanding of topics or specific areas of work.
I have used this with a student I tutor with in the area of literac. She is in upper elementary school and when asked her feedback, she stated she really liked this activity. I like this activity because it make the student think deeper about the characters in their books and why they may act the way they do or encourage greater connections between self and text.
This list of 101 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About is a resource for teachers who want to easily integrate technology into their classroom.
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This resource offers many tools in the world of Web 2.0 options. included or websites and programs, such as wordle and jeopardy. it makes it easier to scroll through one resource looking for ideas instead of millions of ideas trying to find a possible idea trigger. I am very glad I stumbled upon this!
As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca. The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a ...
This too. Is great for providing what questions to ask and how to encourage the student interaction through questions. As a teacher we have to encourage students to dig deeper than just the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. students need to think on a higher level, which this website helps with creating questions along those lines.
I found this to be a great multiple resources in one package. I had a teacher rave about how class dojo helped her assess behavior issues in the classroom and implement a plan for better behavior. Also, Stick pick I think is neat. The program picks a person randomly for you and aligns with Bloom's taxonomy.
I think this strategy really encourages students to focus on what needs more work but also on what is done well. this assessment idea balances out and does not make the student feel like all they did was what was poorly done.
I think this resource is wonderful in the aspect that they are sectioned off like Bloom's taxonomy. this resource allows teachers to encourage use of different areas tools through out lessons being taught.
Exit passes are an effective type of formative assessment as they give you a quick "snapshot" of what the student has understood at the end of your class. This
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Exit passes are a wonderful idea to gauge student understanding of topics with out having the students answering aloud in class. Depending on the class students maybe reluctant to answer if they think their answer is incorrect or if students would make fun of them. This tool allows students to convey their knowledge and concedes with negative peer reactions.
This resource offers 6 different approaches to checking the comprehension of students in ways other than standing in front of the class asking questions while the class is bored. The ideas are ones that would hold student interest in the activities and help the teacher gauge the student's/class' comprehension.
If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support …
This tool is a great resource to have because it not only includes a wide variety of Web 2.0 resources within it, but within those resources are ones for all age ranges. It's a "one stop shop" for starting points on web based assessment ideas.
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Spell city is a wonderful site that allows students to utilize many options for practicing their spelling work. My daughter uses this site for her weekly spelling words. The site also offers an app the students can use.
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