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Assessment and Rubrics

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A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 6:32 AM
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=rubric


Mike Clare's curator insight, February 12, 3:40 PM

As with any assessment modify to your students needs

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 4:24 PM

Good websites

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Multimedia Assessments: Tools for making dynamic audio-and video-based tests

Multimedia Assessments: Tools for making dynamic audio-and video-based tests | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Video, audio, and images can help students gain deeper understanding of a question. Previously, struggling readers might have had assessment questions read aloud to him or her. Now, multimedia tools allow these students to take tests independently.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:19 PM

Check out these five tools that will help students present their knowledge using different forms of multimedia.

* Metta

* ImageQuiz

* eduCanon

* Kahoot

* Google Forms

For many students these tools will help them create a more authentic product. Click through to the post to learn more about each tool and find short videos to help you with ImageQuiz, Kahoot and eduCanon..

Drora Arussy's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:32 PM

Great ideas and tools - let the creative assessment begin!

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms. Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:32 PM

This post provides 25 teaching tools which are split into five categories:

* Organization

* Project Based Learning

* Classroom Management

* Presentations

* Assessments

This wide assortment of tools may include a few that are new to you. Each is described in the post.

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:32 PM

Teaching tools in a "tech culture" - even in the classroom...maybe especially in the classroom our teaching tools adapt in order to teach children best practices in organization and learning skills.

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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention

5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If we hope to construct enduring understanding in our students, it's critical that, now more than ever, we know their strengths and interests. By incorporating students' strengths and weakness into a

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:24 PM

As teachers today we are told that we must teach our students and help them construct "enduring understanding", providing them with the ability to transfer knowledge from one subject area to another subject area. We are also told that we should personalize education, requiring us to know the strengths and weaknesses and incorporate this into our lessons. And let's not forget that we must also assess our students. How can we make our assessments help students with content retention? This post focuses on this question, and provides five suggestions on ways to do this.

The first three suggestions are:

  • Tests Where Notes or Textbooks are Permitted
  • Take-Home Tests
  • Student-Made Tests

These types of tests may take more time to create but they have the ability to be written so that students have to do more than memorize information. There is more information on this in the post.

The next suggestion is:

  • Projects Pre-Approved by the Teacher

This requires that students demonstrate mastery of the subject. This will require the student to create (a 21st century goal) and additional information is in the post, including a discussion of what this might look like.

The final suggestion is:

    • Revisions and Retests to Build Skillsets

    This section discusses what we may do to help out student build their skillsets through feedback and opportunities to construct accurate information.

    As you read this post you may begin to consider alternative ways to assess your students that help them with content retention.

    Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    Ideas to expand thinking on current assessments, particularly for those who do not test well. Thx Beth Dichter!

    Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 24, 2014 1:46 PM

    As teachers today we are told that we must teach our students and help them construct "enduring understanding", providing them with the ability to transfer knowledge from one subject area to another subject area. We are also told that we should personalize education, requiring us to know the strengths and weaknesses and incorporate this into our lessons. And let's not forget that we must also assess our students. How can we make our assessments help students with content retention? This post focuses on this question, and provides five suggestions on ways to do this.

    The first three suggestions are:

    Tests Where Notes or Textbooks are PermittedTake-Home TestsStudent-Made Tests

    These types of tests may take more time to create but they have the ability to be written so that students have to do more than memorize information. There is more information on this in the post.

    The next suggestion is:

    Projects Pre-Approved by the Teacher

    This requires that students demonstrate mastery of the subject. This will require the student to create (a 21st century goal) and additional information is in the post, including a discussion of what this might look like.

    The final suggestion is:

    Revisions and Retests to Build Skillsets

    This section discusses what we may do to help out student build their skillsets through feedback and opportunities to construct accurate information.

    As you read this post you may begin to consider alternative ways to assess your students that help them with content retention.

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    5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

    5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

    "Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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    Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

    Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

    Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

    Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

    Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:51 PM

    All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning.