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Assessment @ High School | Be Principaled

Assessment @ High School | Be Principaled | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Assessment for learning (also call Formative Assessment) at Earl Marriott Secondary (EMS) is a massive topic that the teaching staff at EMS have been tackling for over 4 years. Four years ago at my very first Professional ...
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Includes differentiated instruction, critical thinking, formative & summative assessments, essay writing, DBQ's, researching primary sources.
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PRACTICING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

PRACTICING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances in science. - Albert Einstein Einstein's words appl...
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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

"Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technology with almost eerie intuitiveness. The second I call digital naiveté moments, when a student trusts a source of information that is obviously unreliable. How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?"


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3 ideas to incorporate News Literacy into the classroom while guiding students into evaluating news articles and media.
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This is a nice article with some practical advice but it also can that helps us conceptualize the thinking skills that our students are going to need in the future (with a classic photo that embodies 20th century news literacy).  Previously, I've written on this same topic, with some strategies to how to help students assess the validity of online information with geographic content (with a series of maps and images).  I know I've been duped before, and it's okay to admit that to your students; but we need to teach students how to be critical readers as they are swimming in an ocean of digital information of variable quality.  This is why I see content curation as an important part of modern education; it is a way to teach student the tools to assess the quality of information for themselves.  They will be gathering, organizing and synthesizing digital information for rest of their lives.        

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

We are becoming increasingly aware of the need to analyze the enormous amount of information we receive every day.  This information helps us in our cognitive development and participates in the construction of our patterns of perception of reality. In the case of children and young people"

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process

The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

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Taking students through the critical thinking process can connect students with a variety of print and media resources curated by the school librarian for their classroom teachers.

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What Education in Critical Thinking implies?

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Tweet from @TaraGrove1

Tweet from @TaraGrove1 | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
RT @TaraGrove1: @lad817 @klsriley @Nearpod Formative assessments built into a Nearpod presentation! #EdCampILE http://t.co/UVSbScOz2g
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Add this application to differentiated instruction resources.

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Exploring History: Ten Document-Based Questions

Exploring History: Ten Document-Based Questions | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download Exploring History: Ten Document-Based Questions by Peter Pappas with iBooks.
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Need American or World History DBQ's? Great resource to share with teachers.

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FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning resources

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning resources | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century

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Mrs Blanchet's curator insight, May 31, 7:09 AM

Great rubrics for process

Deborah Dotson's curator insight, June 10, 5:48 PM

Learning more about PBL and loving it!

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DBQ Essays for Dummies - How to Write a DBQ

HipHughes takes you through essential advice for writing the notorious Document Based Essay. 5 tips which will make terrible writers mediocre, mediocre write...
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He makes his points for the students!

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Writing Standard Essays in History

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"Writing Standard Essays in History", a playlist created by Historical Thinker

This is part 1 of an 8 part series on how to write standard essays in history. Each video covers a different step in the writing process. You can watch them all consecutively or come back to review individual steps as needed. Every document I reference is available for download below.

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Standard Essay Outline: http://tinyurl.com/k9h98x9
Standard Essay Processor: http://tinyurl.com/mheor3t
Sample Standard Essay Processor: http://tinyurl.com/kpd5a7o
Sample Standard Essay Response: http://tinyurl.com/kve3d5z

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Covers reading primary sources and writing essays using history topics.  Great way to add informational text/primary sources to the curriculum....any curriculum not just history.

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Formative Assessment with & without Tech (infographic)

Formative Assessment with & without Tech (infographic) | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
“ I've had a great time preparing my formative assessment infographic to show ideas for assessment with and without the aide of technology. Do you have ideas for formative assessment? Please share in...”
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Embedded Formative Assessment - Dylan Wiliam

“ Dylan Wiliam stresses the importance of formative assessment as a key process for increasing teacher quality whilst having the biggest impact on student outc...”
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Formative Assessment | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

"On Monday, I had the opportunity to participate in another fab edition of the TL Virtual Cafe webinar series. This month's PD offering was an "Edutech Smackdown" featuring the Queen of All Things Library: Joyce Valenza. I love these smackdown sessions because they are the ultimate crowdsourced PD. Everybody grabs a slide (or two or ten) and when their time comes, takes the mic to share something they love. They are fun, fast paced and the cream always seems to rise to the top. Delish!"


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Helping Students Make A Connection Between What They’re Learning In School To Their Goals In Life | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Helping Students Make A Connection Between What They’re Learning In School To Their Goals In Life | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
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Just had one of those conversations during a webinar on assessment about the importance of connecting career and college to what is being learned in the classroom.
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Engaging Those Kids in Writing - Huffington Post

Engaging Those Kids in Writing - Huffington Post | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Engaging Those Kids in Writing Huffington Post "Writing project teachers bring a passion and depth of knowledge that can really support a school working with Being a Writer," according to Brunn.
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Need an idea for team-building with your students for those first days of school?  These are classic ice-breaker activities any grade level can enjoy.

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Rudi Permana's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:04 AM

Sometimes we often forget to take lessons from the process (playing the game) or experience (in the real life)  that we've been through.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:25 PM

Couple of games to try  with added benefits

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20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

"Gaming is an important component of the child's cognitive and emotional growth. In his wonderful book " What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition: Revised and Updated Edition " http://amzn.to/1bOeA48 James Paul Gee argued for the importance of game play for the learners' developing personalty and the honing of their thinking capacities. Gee analyzed several of the popular video and online games like Sims City, and War of Warcraft, to mention but a few , and found out that the learning design informing these games  are behind their sweeping popularity among gamers in all around the world. Gee further claimed that investing time in playing these games does impinge positively on the learning skills of kids. It, among many other things, help them develop strategic thinking, problem solving, active critical thinking, and meta-level thinking. Check out this post http://bit.ly/19nKi7H  to learn more about the learning principles embedded in game play as conceptualized by Gee."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:47 AM
There very well might be some good truth to this.
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Webinar - Digging deeper with Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Technology (Aug. 26 - 8pm EST)

Webinar - Digging deeper with Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Technology (Aug. 26 - 8pm EST) | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

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4 Powerful Formative Assessment Tools For The Chromebook Classroom - Edudemic

4 Powerful Formative Assessment Tools For The Chromebook Classroom - Edudemic | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
As more and more Chromebooks hit the classroom, redefining instruction and instructional practices is getting easier and easier – you just have to know where to start.
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Share as a way of differentiating instruction.

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Empathy For the Devil: How Teaching #Argumentation Can Develop Student Empathy for Opposing Viewpoints

Empathy For the Devil: How Teaching #Argumentation Can Develop Student Empathy for Opposing Viewpoints | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it

"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have turned this heated debate into a full fledged conflagration. The Common Core Writing Standards differentiate between persuasion and argumentation.  Persuasion is like a rant where a writer convinces his audience based upon his beliefs by appealing to emotion. Argumentation, conversely, uses a point-counterpoint structure addressing the other side of the debate and grounding an argument with logic and factual evidence. While my school begins to implement the CCSS as our standards for student assessment, the debate in the English department has shifted to how do we teach argumentation. Do we teach argumentation using writing templates or do we guide our students how to develop their own argument? Meanwhile, Irene and Jordan have become further entrenched in their positions."

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Master Common Core Skills with Free DBQ iBook » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Master Common Core Skills with Free DBQ iBook » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
Guides students through historian's process with thinking / writing prompts. Multi-touch iPad features readings, posters, photos, ads, video.
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The DBQ Project

Learn more at: http://www.dbqproject.com The DBQ Project is committed to helping teachers implement rigorous writing and thinking activities with students of...
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Nice background video explaining the importance of DBQ's.

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Formative assessment - Google Drive

RT @cubeforteachers: Teachers...check out these 54 examples/ideas for formative assessments. http://t.co/PkHJMuvIja
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Basic but nice slideshow presentation of 54 formative assessments.

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Question Types and Tools for Formative Assessments in ELearning

Question Types and Tools for Formative Assessments in ELearning | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
“Formative assessments help in reinforcing learning. Let us see different question types, which can be selected based on the content and tool..Read more ›”
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Different examples of formative assessment

Different examples of formative assessment | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
“ Hi all, I've created a presentation (with some help from my colleagues) on different examples of formative assessment. You can view it here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/pub?id=1nzhdnyM”
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Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs | Differentiated Instruction & Assessments | Scoop.it
At its core, the six-word memoir teaches us to be concise but also introspective. Try describing yourself in six words. Not easy, right? So, for English teachers, the six-word memoir is a great way t
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Includes lesson plans and examples- perfect to share for writing assessments.

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