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How magical is your classroom?

How magical is your classroom? | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
One may argue that classrooms shouldn’t have to be magical. They may argue that classrooms are a place for rigor. However, I would ask, “What is more magic (Good read. MT @YoukiTerada: How magical is your classroom?
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This article's main idea is that people will remember interactive activities more than anything else.

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Why Using iPads In School Isn't What It's Cracked Up To Be

Why Using iPads In School Isn't What It's Cracked Up To Be | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
It is very intimidating when a toddler knows how to use technology better than a teenager. That shows how the next generation is going to be, but that needs to stop....
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I like this article a lot because it talks about how technology is used too much in school and is actually hurting the students to some extent.

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Classroom teddy bears 'encourage competitive parenting' - The Independent

Classroom teddy bears 'encourage competitive parenting' - The Independent | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
The Independent Classroom teddy bears 'encourage competitive parenting' The Independent The practice of children taking home a classroom teddy bear and recording how they spend their time with the fluffy companion is breeding new levels of...
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This is a way of holding parents accountable but seems kind of immoral the way the article presents it.

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ...

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ... | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
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 ...
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This article has 8 cool ways to assess students.

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Christina Gasaway's curator insight, April 13, 2014 11:11 PM

This resource offers 8 ways to use formative assessment. You are able to use the examples listed or modify them to suite your needs. 

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The introvert in the classroom

The introvert in the classroom | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
“If you’re a teacher, enjoy your gregarious and participatory students. But don’t forget to cultivate the shy, the gentle, the autonomous, the ones with single-minded enthusiasms for chemistry sets...
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An article about how to recognize and handle introverted students in your classroom.

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Types of Teachers at School

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An interesting rant about the different types of teachers there are in schools.

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Hahaha! Love the "Cool Cat" Teacher! BEYONCE AND JAY-Z Baby!
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Practical Science in the classroom is essential

Practical Science in the classroom is essential | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
In this guest post, Sir John Holman, advisor on education to the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation, makes the case for practical science in the classroom.  A practical necessity All over the...
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The article overviews how using practical science in the classroom can be effective and that written assessments aren't helpful enough to learning.

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NC's Third-Grade Reading Law From The Classroom - WFAE

NC's Third-Grade Reading Law From The Classroom - WFAE | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
NC's Third-Grade Reading Law From The Classroom
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Her job is to make sure teachers across the state know how to translate this law to the classroom. These reading portfolios have caused the most angst.
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A very interesting strange way of testing students in reading.

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Would you let this test into your classroom? - CEM Blog - Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring

Would you let this test into your classroom? - CEM Blog - Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
RT @ProfCoe: Latest blog is a list of 47 criteria for judging assessment quality. OK, not so exciting, but important
http://t.co/GSIMDPR6MO
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This article has a list of questions to ask when creating an assessment.

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | Assessment Resources | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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A blog from various teachers about different strategies for teaching.

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