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Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org

Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"What started last year as a Self Assessment Guide, has been reworked into a more general tool for assessment. This new guide is suitable for teacher, peer or self assessment and also offers a visual map of what we want students to learn (with highlighting of which concepts are most important). Although still ICT specific, this guide could be adapted to any subject by changing the attributes and keywords."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 30, 8:33 PM

Check out this revised assessment tool from Ross Parker. In the post he shares his experience with using this for a year and the awareness that the tool was not as functional as he had hoped. In brief, he has made four shifts.

1. Taking a tool designed for self assessment and realizing that the same time used throughout the year gets old quickly. Therefore, it is redesigned to "more general, useful for teachers and peers to use."

2. A shift from strands (high level learning outcomes), to attributes (which allows the tool to be used by students over many years as their knowledge and skills grow).

3. A move away from levels or grades to a focus on ways of learning.

4. Allowing students to determine levels rather than assigning them based on personal view.

Last year this tool was well received and this new version brings it up to a new level. Consider using this with students and perhaps have them keep a copy of it asking them to review it later on in the school year. You can download a pdf version of the tool from the website.

niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 6:22 PM

great evaluation tool

SueFoS's curator insight, June 1, 8:47 PM

Interesting way to approach self-assessment in vocational areas. Could be adapted easily

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Re-Defining Failure

Re-Defining Failure | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"No failure means no risk, which means nothing new," says Vinod. I couldn't agree more.

 

"Create a culture of experimentation," he adds. "If everyone stuck to being well behaved there would be no progress."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:55 PM

Check out the notes from the talk above, consider watching the video embedded within the post and think about new ways to work with your students this year about the concept of failure. If you are an engineer failure you understand that failure is a teaching tool, allowing you to improve the project, but in education most students consider failure just that...they have failed. A couple of quotes found in this visalization are below. What are your thoughts as you read them?

* Have courage. It's not easy to do new things!

* No failure means no risk which means nothing new.