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Why Should We Use Performance Tasks?

Why Should We Use Performance Tasks? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The case for the increased use of performance tasks rests on two foundational ideas: 1) Authentic tasks are needed to both develop and assess many of the most significant outcomes identified in the current sets of academic Standards as well as trans-disciplinary 21st Century Skills; and 2) Research on effective learning from cognitive psychology and neuroscience underscores the importance of providing students with multiple opportunities to apply their learning to relevant, real-world situations. In this blog post, I will explore the first foundational idea. In blog post #3, I will examine ways in which the use of authentic performance tasks contributes to deeper learning. The New Standards Demand Performance While any performance by a learner might be considered a performance task (e.g., tying a shoe or drawing a picture), it is useful to distinguish between the application of specific and discrete skills (e.g., dribbling a basketball) from genuine performance in..

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:57 AM

Some cost, so check them carefully.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:57 AM

Pour les profs de langues.

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"Avoiding 'Trust Busters' When Making Change In Schools"

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Avoiding 'Trust Busters' When Making Change In Schools is my latest Education Week Teacher column. Today's contributors on the topic of making change in schools include Catherine Beck, Paul D'Elia,...

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Parent’s Beliefs About Children Influences School Performance

Parent’s Beliefs About Children Influences School Performance | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A new study has found that parents’ beliefs about their children — and the comparisons they make — impact how children do in school — and beyond. “Parents’ beliefs about their children, not just their actual parenting,...

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 2015 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning

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Taking Close Reading to the Next Level with Text-Dependent Questions

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By Andrew Miller I remember some of the writing prompts I used to gives students as well as ones that were given to students in assessments from the state.
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Managing and Motivating Math Minds with Kacie Travis: Eight Things That Should be at the Top of Teachers' To-Do Lists for the Beginning of the Year

Managing and Motivating Math Minds with Kacie Travis: Eight Things That Should be at the Top of Teachers' To-Do Lists for the Beginning of the Year | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Not just for math!
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A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

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Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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Why Formative Assessment is So Important - edWeb

Why Formative Assessment is So Important - edWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
According to Hattie (2009), who did a meta-analysis of hundreds of studies, formative assessment is in the Top 10 of effective teacher practices. So, the question becomes “How and when do I do formative assessments to maximize their effectiveness?”

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5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers

5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This article feature 5 easy and effective formative assessment strategies to use with your students.

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This article features 5 easy and effective formative assessment strategies to use with your students.

Patricia Thomson's curator insight, May 30, 2015 8:08 AM

5 very easy to implement strategies.

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Beyond Exit Tickets: 11 Fresh Formative Assessment Strategies

Beyond Exit Tickets: 11 Fresh Formative Assessment Strategies | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Education articles, videos, strategies and trends.

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The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius

The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The best (and worst) ways to use social media

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Spotlight on Strategies: MVP

Spotlight on Strategies: MVP | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This week’s spotlight—MVP—is an instructional strategy that reinforces the concept of identifying main idea and supporting details, a super important set of comprehension skills.

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Using Twitter for Professional Development

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A growing number of educators are using the microblogging platform Twitter as an easy, low-cost alternative to traditional trainings and conferences.

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Sidenotes- A Great Tool for Annotating Videos and Webpages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sidenotes- A Great Tool for Annotating Videos and Webpages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Math and English Language Arts Student Data Tracking Binders and a Freebie

Math and English Language Arts Student Data Tracking Binders and a Freebie | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Note: For those of you who are familiar with Robert Marzano, you can see I am following his fabulous book, The Art and Science of Teaching. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to read...
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"Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom" is also a terrific resource. Students benefit from knowing where they're headed and where they are in relationship to that target.
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Another Jimmy Fallon Game Useful For English Language Learners

Another Jimmy Fallon Game Useful For English Language Learners | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Several times each year, Jimmy Fallon plays a game on The Tonight Show that can easily be modified as a language-learning activity for the classroom. I've written about many of them. Last week, he ...
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12 Awesome Formative Assessment Examples

12 Awesome Formative Assessment Examples | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these 12 great formative assessment examples you can use in your classrooms!

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Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.

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Seven Tech Tools for Fast Formative Assessment

Seven Tech Tools for Fast Formative Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is good practice, says tech consultant Curtis Chandler, but finding time is challenging. He offers seven apps to help solve the problem.

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a learning experience, the best formative assessments illuminate the strengths and needs of learners throughout the experience, enabling teachers to respond in ways that are just right and just in time.

Ready to ramp up your practice? Consider these little known facts about formative assessment.

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