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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

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"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:40 PM

I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

Aunty Alice's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:03 PM

A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

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10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices

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Got a device in your classroom? These powerful screencasting apps will open up a whole new world of learning for students!
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:55 AM

Brief description of the 10 apps that includes Educreations, Doceri, and more. 

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8 Awesome Apps for Teaching Reading

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Teaching kids to read is a big job. Not only does it take a lot of time and patience, it also takes a lot of resources. These 8 awesome educational apps should be added to every reading teacher’s resource collection. From fluency finders to resources to help find the right books for students, they are designed to make teaching reading a little easier.


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Fantastic collection of resources!

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4 Powerful Sites That Will Improve Your Teaching - Edudemic

4 Powerful Sites That Will Improve Your Teaching - Edudemic | Great iPad apps collection | Scoop.it
Struggling to improve your teaching skills? These websites are absolutely fabulous and useful for modern teachers of any skill level.
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10 Tools to Keep Students on Task from the Start - AvatarGeneration

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Keeping students organized and on-task is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. Having the right tools to help with this can make the difference between
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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

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Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents