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Types of Formative Assessment | eHow

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Educators use formative assessments to monitor and update classroom instruction, and these types of assessments are not used in the grade point average of the student.

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Steve Miletto's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:10 PM

Great ideas for formative assessments...remember that they are not graded.

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They’re Changing)

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Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test.
The post The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They’re Changing) appeared first on Edudemic.

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Tuesday's tips: Determining your child's learning style can boost success - Parenting - The Detroit News

Tuesday's tips: Determining your child's learning style can boost success - Parenting - The Detroit News | Best Practices in Education | Scoop.it
My youngest daughter loves to learn. She absorbs information as fast as I can pour it out. We were fortunate enough to find a kindergarten program that really appealed to her personality, making the start of our educational journey positive.

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10 Best Sources Of Free Curriculum For Teachers

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It is a blessing for busy educators that online sources for free curriculum are about as numerous as online weight loss advertisements. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence, for example, is a great resource — so great that it offers over 2,000 online teaching resources for arts and music education, over 11,000 on U.S. history topics and more than 62,000 relating to science. If you happen to have the time to browse these listings, you are both lucky and quite extraordinary.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 29, 2013 9:07 PM

But what teacher has the time to browse through all these resources? This post provides links to 10 resources that also have great free curriculum. Click through to the post to find hot links to:

* Community Classroom - Film based lessons and activities (high school and older students)

* Activate Instruction - Resources for students in grades 6 - 12

* Apps with Curriculum - Free curriculum to accompany apps (that do cost money)

* Lesson Pathways - Resources for K-5 teachers

* Education World - Free curriculum, teacher tools, templates and more

* teAchnology - Thousands of lesson plans plus great resources for teachers

* Media Education Lab - K-12 lessons to build media literacy and critical thinking skills

* iCivics - "...civics and citizenship, culture, economics, geography, government, history and more"

* eGFI - K-12 lesson plans in math and science

* Intel - Free professional development materials plus many great lessons in STEM, engineering and more

More information on all these sites is also available in the post.

Todd Sherman's comment, August 30, 2013 2:57 PM
Have you tried www.curriki.org? They have 50,000 plus repository of free resources.
Carles Vila's comment, August 30, 2013 3:04 PM
Todd, thank you! It looks awseome!
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10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

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10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 2013 12:32 PM

 

A MUST check!!! Great list...

 

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Valuing Teachers | Taking Note

John Merrow's commentary on what various surveys reveal about Americans' attitudes towards teachers.


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The Common Core’s fundamental trouble

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No Child Left Behind actually

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14 Best Reading Practices

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Best reading practices with a rubric and possible evidence for what these practices look like in the classroom. (Scroll to the bottom for rubric)


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Are You Not Entertained? How to Build a Dynamic Lecture

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Since the 1990s, I’ve mothballed the lecture -- "where the teacher talks and hopefully the students listen" -- with other scorned practices: popcorn reading, multiple-choice quizzes, test-prep drills

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Part 5 Best Practices in Education and Facilities Design

Fielding Nair's presentation to the community of Key Biscayne on "Best Practices in Education and Facilities Design for the 21st Century"
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New Types of Assessments for Learning

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New Types of Assessments for Learning...
Core Strategy: Comprehensive Assessment
How Should We Measure Student Learning?
Testing represents a commitment to high academic standards and school accountability. When the financial and emotional stakes associated with standardized tests are disproportionately high, this laudable goal becomes distorted.
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VIDEO: An Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment (3-minute video)


VIDEO: Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview (10-minute video)


 



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Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn
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Grace Hamilton's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:54 PM

#14 Use Technology. This article is encouraging teachers to take advantage of the vast amount of resources out there, rather than avoid it! Students are excited about technology, so why not incorporate it into your lesson plans?

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Make your kid use both sides of his brain

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Your child may be a left- or right- brainer, but it's best to use both sides. Here's how to make that happen Worried that your child doesn't understand simple concepts in class? The reason could be...

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The purpose of the curriculum - What is Curriculum for Excellence? - The Curriculum

The purpose of the curriculum - What is Curriculum for Excellence? - The Curriculum | Best Practices in Education | Scoop.it
The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is encapsulated in the four capacities - to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.

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E-Curriculum...12 Important Points To Consider ... Digital Learning Part One

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Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of  those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate ...

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Figuring Out Accountability During the Common-Core Transition

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By Catherine Gewertz

 

"The next couple of years will be rough going. That's no surprise to anyone who's been tracking the Common Core State Standards and waivers from key parts of the No Child Left Behind Act."


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Karla Luetzow's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:11 AM

This blog post summarizes the tough transitional period of Common Core. It suggests that state education departments do not punish schools for not making assessment standards during the transition. However, the blog argues that a quick transition to Common Core is essential.

 

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After reading this blog post, I could not agree more with its opinion of the Common Core transition. As we have seen in the school systems in Maryland, the shift to common core can be a big adjustment to not only the students but also the teachers.  I have seen first hand the struggle teachers and students are facing in preparation for the Common Core. In my America Counts mentoring program, one of the teachers has to miss school every two weeks to go to Common Core training. The students then are being taught by a substitute. It can be easily inferred that a substitute teacher is usually not as effective as the actual teacher. Therefore, students do not receive the same quality education due to the Common Core teacher training. Also, my EDCI280 teacher is still learning about Common Core standards. She has mentioned to me before that the state is not the most reliable communicator of the new standards. Therefore, she finds herself scrambling to try to fit in the Common Core standards in her lesson plans. Overall, many teachers believe Common Core may be effective in the future. However, transition is always difficult. It will take a few years for teachers to finalize lesson plans and learn how to teach the standards effectively. Overall, I agreed with this article. Teachers should not be punished during the Common Core transitional time. Instead, teachers should just focus on adjusting to Common Core and not have to worry about the repercussions of their students’ testing results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RSA: Changing education paradigms.

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RSA: Changing education paradigms.(Great video on the importance of collaboration, and how public education should be reformed http://t.co/56Kss8CJ #education...)...

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My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes

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Discover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade Math class uses a quick warm-up to clarify certain Math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come.

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Angela McCord's curator insight, September 15, 2013 2:22 AM

This is an awesome learning strategy and opportunity to get students engaged in mathematical discourse with each other. 

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Part 2. Best Practices in Education and Facilities Design

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