Raspberry Pi is becoming more and more popular in education every day, but how can unfamiliar teachers begin using this technology in their work? Laura Dixon - Raspberry Pi expert, head of Computing at Royal High School and Computing At School author - was kind enough to answer some questions on the matter.
"Instead of listing all the different ways a task deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target in a single column of traits."
Jim Lerman's insight: Interesting idea, but I think using this technique to develop an actual rubric might be better. As in this case, start with statements about level 3, which represents attainment of the standard. Then, to the right, elaborate on examples of advanced performance, and to the left, examples of performance needing improvement.
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do about it.
Computer science skills are essential for students who want to be college and career ready when they finish high school. Tynker is a new online curriculum that you’ll want to check out! It uses professional game studio quality content and tools to inspire kids to create projects. As they learn computer programming they’ll have fun creating projects. This includes games, quizzes, and animations that can explain a math or science concept.
Within the design thinking model, individual learning styles can be validated through a project based learning experience. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires inspired our introduction lesson to design thinking. Read on to see how you can do the same with your students.
To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.