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Seven Strategies of Formative Assessment

Seven Strategies of Formative Assessment | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

Are you working smarter not harder with assessment?


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EmaKate Brohman's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:23 PM

When "time" is one of our most valuable commodities, working smarter is a great way to ensure that we are doing the right work.

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54 teacher-created examples of Formative Assessment - Google Drive

54 teacher-created examples of Formative Assessment - Google Drive | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

Try out these 54 teacher-created examples of formative assessments:http://bit.ly/1bLbLzX during the new year.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:02 PM

This is a great assessment resource list for the 21st century learning environment. All approaches can be modified to fit your target learner.

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:27 AM

Évaluer reste une tâche essentielle

KatieMacDonald's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:15 PM

Something to try...

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HowTo | TEACHing In The 21st Century | THE Change

HowTo | TEACHing In The 21st Century | THE Change | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
. . WHAT Did Change? First of ALL, WE as teaching persons are NOT anymore teaching in a closed room, NO WALLS anymore as WE are using NOW ICT, the internet and Edtech tools as well as Social-Media!...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 1, 2014 11:17 AM


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/


Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 11:44 AM

I love to teach in this time.  Nothing to do with teaching in the old days.  However, even today there are professors that resist to make the change.

K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:28 PM

Articles explains the why and how of changes with teaching and student instruction in the 21st Century.   

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Happy notes greet students at Weston middle school - Appleton Post Crescent

Happy notes greet students at Weston middle school - Appleton Post Crescent | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Happy notes greet students at Weston middle school
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D.C. Everest Middle School student Megan Brummond opens her locker, adorned with a positive message written on a sticky note on Wedneday in Weston.
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What a simple, but powerful connection to keep kids positive and moving forward!

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Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all

Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
The 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all, reveals that 40% of children are not learning the basics in reading and mathematics, over half...
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The 13-Year-Old Who Is Championing World Literacy, a Million Books at a Time

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Listening to the Data

Listening to the Data | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Teaching and assessing today’s students is just not the way it used to be. Why? Because the students are not the way they used to be.
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Put Your Name on the Board - A Tale of Why I Gave Up Classroom Discipline Systems

Put Your Name on the Board - A Tale of Why I Gave Up Classroom Discipline Systems | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last summer I mistakenly assumed that all posts would seamlessly transfer.  I have since found the error in my thinking and have decided to re-post so...
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Stepping up the Evidence! 3-8 Anchor Chart | On the Web with Roz Linder

Stepping up the Evidence! 3-8 Anchor Chart | On the Web with Roz Linder | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
This chart typically becomes a staple in the classrooms that I work with. This is the jumping off point to begin the discussion about close reading and the
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11 telling stories about 2013 school reform

11 telling stories about 2013 school reform | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
They also tell us what's ahead in 2014.

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Tackling Informational Text:You Want Me to Read What?!

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"Arguments against the wide use of informational text with students lack an evidentiary foundation and ignore the reading demands that students will face in college and the workplace. The argument for informational texts is not that students should read more information and less literature but that they surely should read more of both (Jago, 2013). Righting the current imbalance will simply require increases in the reading of information."


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Mary Clark's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:08 PM

This makes me think of all those 1st and 2nd grade boys who wanted to check out stacks of nonfiction, only to be told they had to start reading chapter books.  Sweet redemption for them, if they haven't already lost all enthusiasm for reading.  Key takeaway--read, then read more!

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Text Complexity: What We Can Learn from Serial Series Readers

Text Complexity: What We Can Learn from Serial Series Readers | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

by | Burkins & Yaris

 

"...many readers’ histories can be charted according to the series they passed through. And these readers share an important commonality. While some series may may linger longer than others, they are all eventually overshadowed by other series and titles.  The series that students move on to generally tend to become more sophisticated."


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Educational Leadership:What Students Need to Learn:Knowing Your Learning Target

Educational Leadership:What Students Need to Learn:Knowing Your Learning Target | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading - NYTimes.com

Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading - NYTimes.com | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 27, 2014 1:05 PM

Great strategy to use with ELL students, too!  

Mary Clark's curator insight, January 27, 2014 3:29 PM

This is also a great strategy to use with ELL students.

Mark Gillingham's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:30 PM

Tap into more skills that students already have through collaboration and mixed media. 

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5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier

5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
This cycle of dysfunction is a reality for educators across the country, and is part of the reason why achievement gaps exist, dropout rates remain high, and teacher retention is a perpetual issue. I describe five approaches that have a proven record of being successful in the many schools.
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More States Seek to Repeal Common Core - U.S. News & World Report

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States Finding New Names to Rebrand Common Core

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Lyndsey Layton at the Washington Post reports that the name "Common Core" has become so toxic in some states that officials are calling it something else. This is known as old wine in new bottles. ...
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And the Newbery, Caldecott award winners are...

And the Newbery, Caldecott award winners are... | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Winners of the 2013 Newbery and Caldecott awards were announced by the American Library Association.
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Leading Learning for Children From Poverty

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What bridges the gap between a culture of despair and a future of hope for children who live in poverty?
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Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.
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A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students

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As we edge towards the end of the calendar year and the first half of the school year, we can benefit from taking stock of what has happened thus far and also, put aside regretful events or actions th...
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Blooms Digital Web Tools

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description by Edudemic

 

"Designed with the educator in mind this website looks at the array of digital tools and cross references them to the new Bloom action verbs. The tools were selected based on several criteria. First, they had to be free or at least offer a free version as a minimum package. Second, they had to work within our district’s filtering system. Third, they had to be educationally sound and not littered with inappropriate ads.

 

"Easily navigated, this website provides the experiences associated with each Bloom’s level. Once an educator selects a tool he or she is directed to subsequent page which offers the user a more detailed description of the tool along with additional tools that match the same criteria. In some cases, pdf documents are included that provide directions, additional ideas, student/teacher examples, and additional navigational links. A toolbar on the left allows the user to select a tag such as blogging, podcasting, cartoons, etc. This tag instantly takes the user to the Bloom’s category under which the link is housed."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

An outstanding piece of work, curating a tremendous amount of resources and information is a most effect manner. Kudos to creators Kathy Beck and Karen Van Vliet.

 

Just a reminder that we often forget Bloom said their are 3 domains for learning. What's illustrated and described here, and most often referenced by educators, is the Cognitive Domain. The other two, Affective and Psychomotor, are too often forgetten or overlooked.

 

Bloom said there needs to be a balance among the three. My observation does not minimize the excellence of Beck and Van Vliet's work. 


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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:26 PM

Not strictly fitting within this Scoopit's genre, but too good to ignore.

LaNiece Sollock's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:05 AM

Pretty amazing!  

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Visuals and Reading

Visuals and Reading | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Over the last few years in my seventh grade reading class, I’ve asked students to do more visual analysis and creation. This has nothing to do with the fact that my twin sister is a talented artist...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:32 AM

My comment on the blog: Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the work you are doing to tie the process of reading alphabetic words to images representing the connection among those words and your sharing the images of student work. You are so right about all you say…our brain sees in images not in words…well, at least most brains. Your activities help students to become metacognitive and this type of reflection builds thinking skills. Another use of image-making is to ask students to draw what they intend to write before actually writing…for many students, this helps clarify and organize thoughts rambling around in their head, especially the struggling writer challenged to generate words. Just another though.