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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Have your students ever told you that your tests are too hard? Tricky? Unfair? Many of us have heard these or similar comments. The conundrum is that, in some circumstances, those students may be right. Assessing student learning is a big responsibility. The reason we report scores and assign grades is to communicate information about the extent of student learning.

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This detailed yet concise article provides the essence of assessment design. It include a useful 'test blueprint'. 

 

To learn more about Assessment In E-Learning consider EDUC 762 for hands on practice developing assessments that measure your objectives and save you time.

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jnicho1872's curator insight, August 8, 1:51 PM
Worthy goal for any instructor and harder to do than most think.
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Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment

Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Scenario-based learning often means complex branching or simulations, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can use mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. One of the big advantages of using mini-scenarios is that they’re fast and easy to build. You don’t need any special tools; any tool that can create a multiple choice question can be used for mini-scenarios.
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A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 16, 3:19 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 16, 3:54 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

Andrew J Gibson's curator insight, April 4, 8:59 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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‘Reporting Out’ Strategies for Group Work 

‘Reporting Out’ Strategies for Group Work  | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Too often the debriefing aspect of a group work activity fails to deepen the learning. Here are a few ideas to engage students in more meaningful debriefs. 
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Online group work can be an amazing experience. Learn how to maximize the learning with the handy tips in this article.

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4 steps to bolstering digital badges in higher education - eCampus News

4 steps to bolstering digital badges in higher education - eCampus News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital badges allow students to turn competencies and achievements to marketable credentials,” said Susan Manning, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
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Susan Manning's online class Using Games for Learning and Assessment will help you earn some badges! 

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asli telli's curator insight, December 15, 2015 3:04 AM

Management cycle of digital badges @openbadges #digitalskills #attentioneconomy

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Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions

Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Multiple-choice, short answer, essay, test banks. It’s good to regularly review the advantages and disadvantages of the most common types of test questions.
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How do you know what kind of questions to include in an online assessment? This brief article gives a helpful breakdown of the different types of questions and their uses.
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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.
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A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 8, 2015 10:18 PM

Some great tools here. Well worth checking out. 

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:18 AM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 2015 8:35 PM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.
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Assessment is the key.  What will they learn? How will you know?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 2015 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 2015 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.
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Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:04 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.
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Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 2015 8:06 PM

This is a pretty good infographic that serves as a guide when trying to decide what type of activity and grading to do when addressing Bloom's...

Tom Stream's curator insight, March 1, 2015 12:44 PM

As we move to more online learning opportunities, we are going to have to evaluate our evaluation tools.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 3, 2015 6:25 PM

J'aime bien le dessin, mais aussi la manière de mettre en évidence les différentes manière pour faire du e-learning.

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.

Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.
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Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

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Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 2015 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 19, 2015 5:37 PM

A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork ~ UW-Stout

Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork ~ UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
  • List of January, February, and March Online Courses with Openings
  • Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Tech Tip: Shortcut Tool for Creative Commons Image Attribution
  • Featured Course: EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
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Understanding assessment in the online environment applies to blended and flipped classrooms as well. (Even if you teach in a completely traditional classroom, the information about rubrics will be gold!


The Assessment in E-Learning class is a superb professional development opportunity for all educators and instructional designers.  Register now to secure your virtual seat. (There are no fees for registration!)

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Almudena Rueda's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:23 PM

A good collaborative activity needs a good rubric to assess collaboration and teamwork

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Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Accurate self-assessment requires multiple opportunities to practice within courses and across them. Because the most important goal isn’t agreement between teacher and student assessments. The ultimate goal is for students to make accurate judgments on their own
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Wired @ Heart's curator insight, January 1, 2015 3:12 AM

#student #develop# skills

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#student # skills #develpoing

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UW-Stout Last Call: E-Learning Assessment: Assessment in the Online Classroom

UW-Stout Last Call: E-Learning Assessment: Assessment in the Online Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 762 930 January 5 - February 27, 2015 Instructor: Datta Kaur Khalsa (HURRY you may still be able to register if you act today.)

EDUC 762 931 March 2 - April 24, 2015 Instructor: Jim Erbe


EDUC 762 3 semester hours graduate credit

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It's too late for new students to register for the January 5, 2015 class. If you're already a UW-Stout Online Student you can still get into this class. 


New students can register for the March 2, 2015 session now.  There is NEVER a fee for registration.  Register now to reserve your virtual seat. 

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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning."

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Follow your urge to teach process and assess by rubric. Dive into the Authentic Assessment Toolbox!

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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our faculty development unit gathered data from students about how engaged they felt in their online courses.Their comments helped inform our teaching. 
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We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

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Luciana Viter's curator insight, March 21, 6:35 AM

We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

Alexandria Yaxley's curator insight, March 22, 4:44 AM

We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, March 23, 7:47 AM

This article gives you an overview of the online teaching practices on the Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.

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Official SAT Practice Free from Khan Academy and CollegeBoard

Official SAT Practice Free from Khan Academy and CollegeBoard | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Get to know the redesigned SAT (March 2016)
See personalized practice recommendations
Stay on top of important SAT dates and news
Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost
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K-12 Teachers (virtual and traditional) take note.  This is effective free practice for the SAT.  Pass it along! 

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Spot student learning gaps instantly

Spot student learning gaps instantly | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It helps you quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning gaps of individual students and intervene in real-time to give one-on-one help in the classroom.
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Nicky Wallace's curator insight, November 15, 2015 2:53 AM
Will be interested to see what this is like.
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Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work"

Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work" | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There is a danger in seeking finished perfection in all that we do.

There is a risk that our students will focus solely on the attributes that define  a finished piece and overlook the importance of the process that leads to it. With a shift in our mindset we might be able to celebrate this process and encourage our students to value the learning that occurs along the way.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso
 - http://www.all-art.org/art_20th_century/picasso11.html

Carol Dweck’s writing on Mindsets

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Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 


This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 


My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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BUCostantino's curator insight, August 1, 2015 3:39 AM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:01 PM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:18 PM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 


This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 


My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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I have a great respect for Larry Ferlazzo. He's an accomplished educator and a well known blogger.  Here is a link to all of Larry's posts on Quizzes.  Thanks Larry for a great selection of tools and ideas!

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.
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Here's an easy to comprehend infographic on assessment.  As always there's a bit of Bloom in the mix.  Well done! 

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

Genial a utilização da taxonomia de Bloom nesse infografico das possiveis atividades em formato "blended"(mix presencial e on line)

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

At a glance, I thought this a helpful infographic.  It also made me think of the types of feedback I give my students.  In addtion to using a rubric (marking criteria), I tend to provide a fair bit of written feedback.  

How about you...Which types of feedback have you found to be very effective in terms of student learning (as oppose to time-saving for us)?

Karen Ellis's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:57 PM

Designing and planning assesment in online learning is very important.  This infographic reminds us of the importance of making the task student centric and that  ongoing feedback is critical. 

 

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dr. Reshan Richards: "Each of these approaches allows teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience. Let’s pretend to be one of my 5th-grade math students from last year participating in an activity about tessellating patterns. The activity was to figure out what individual shapes, when arranged in a flat pattern with touching sides, formed a closed tesselating patter (a regular tessellation). This activity involved using physical manipulative objects (pattern blocks), a piece of paper to document findings (journal workbook page), and NCTM Illumination’s Tessellation Creator website as resources for engaging in the experience of exploring regular tessellation. Here’s how the QFAT could be applied to this activity with an iPad."

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Janna Mattson's curator insight, March 5, 2015 1:37 PM

This tool has implications not only in the K-12 educational setting, but also in higher ed. It has the potential to support portfolio creation and on project based learning.

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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.
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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 22, 2015 2:07 AM

Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:45 AM

Your assessments will be a big part of your edTPA. 

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Edutopia: Assessing Project Based Learning

Edutopia: Assessing Project Based Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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Spark your assessment thinking with this Edutopia Guide.

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Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation?

Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The failure of praise
Research has found that praise can actually undermine performance and self-esteem in many contexts. One study found that praise for intelligence leads to the belief by the recipient that their intelligence is fixed, and thus not something that they can influence through action or effort (Dweck, 2007). This is critical because intelligence is in fact malleable, and improved by taking risks. Students grow when they try something difficult that might lead to failure. Because failure is one of the most important tools for learning, growth requires a mindset that embraces challenge and the potential for failure.
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I teach veteran teachers how to do something new.  My students are masters of their content. Most arrive with significant teaching skill and a good deal of anxiety at being out of their comfort zone. 


Any yet they persist. They take the RISK of failing and turn the opportunity into new learning.  


Of utmost importance in this article is the sound, research backed advice on how to give more effective feedback.  Indeed specific feedback trumps general praise.  This is an excellent and thought provoking read! 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2015 7:28 PM

"Positive and negative feedback are tied to objective standards of excellence, and give the message that the goal of education is to reach standards of excellence, not gain teacher approval." And there you have it.

Lisa Jones's comment, January 11, 2015 8:27 AM
http://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/winter-2005-2006/ask-cognitive-scientist. Check out this article on praise. I found it to be very interesting and the parameters for praise given here are some good practices to follow when giving praise. It can be done with without undermining student motivation. Don't let "titles" get in the way...call it praise or feedback...we all need and instinctively give one form or the other. Both articles are a great read!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:26 AM

Praise is an incentive. Every one likes to be praised for work well done.

It enhances performance.

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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.
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Assessment is at the heart of it all. This inforgraphic gives you a nicely detailed overview of a most important topic!

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