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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"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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Sir Ken's education revolution - tweaks won't work - we have to get right down to bare bones and ask 'Why am I doing this assessment?' If the answer doesn't directly involve student learning, perhaps you shouldn't be doing it...

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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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Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go

Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some insights for parents that may be of help in raising healthful teens. Exasperated...
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Perfection isn't a worthy aim, and it doesn't guarantee anything

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GiveDirectly: Send money directly to the extreme poor

GiveDirectly: Send money directly to the extreme poor | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
GiveDirectly allows donors to send money directly to poor households with no strings attached. Our approach is guided by rigorous evidence of impact and by our core values of efficiency, transparency, and respect.
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Research-backed systems to give DIRECT donations to those who really need them.

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The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important ...
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Living and learning » 4 words to solve the education problem…

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insightful and simple...

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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
'I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting, shoving, pinching, scratching, maybe even biting other children...I know, and I am worried, too.'
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Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’

Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’ | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
LSE study says money, success and good grades are less important
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Who'd have thought? Seriously, good to have research backing up what we already intuitively know to be true...

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What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic?

What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is that the Arctic and Antarctic are similar. One’s in the north and the other is in the south; but other than that, they’re the same, right? No, this couldn’t be more wrong. These polar opposites are literally polar opposites.
For starters, the Arctic is a small, shallow ocean surrounded by land: Eurasia, Greenland, Canada and the United States. It’s only about 5 ½ million square miles, which is five times smaller than the Atlantic and 11 times smaller than the Pacific. Antarctica, on the other hand, is a continent surrounded by the entire Southern Ocean.

This may seem like no big deal, but it makes all the difference in the world. It takes a lot of energy to change water temperature compared to what it takes to change land temperature, which means Arctic seawater isn’t as cold as the continental ice sheet covering Antarctica. So, the Arctic sea ice (frozen sea water) is about 10 feet thick, whereas the Antarctic ice sheet (compacted freshwater ice) is over a mile thick."

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica.


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 12, 9:05 PM

It would be nice to keep both

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If we are

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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it's that students aren't writing enough.
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Basically, do we write enough in school? For that matter, do we model writing - by hand - enough? It's ironic that the most writing students currently do at IB is when they have to for three hours at a time for exams....

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Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon

Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Does relentless enthusiasm really help the world, or should generation TED learn to take a more sceptical view?
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Love Baggini's published philosophical works and thrilled to see his cutting edge critique of the TED generation here...

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school leaders rethink how they approach assessments. While some of its initial findings merely support what educators have intuitively believed, it is also challenging many assumptions and providing new insight into best educational practices, especially regarding assessment.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 29, 3:51 PM

Assessments-- high stakes testing in particular, have changed the learning environments of classrooms across the country. 


This insightful article may help everyone gain a better understanding of what the research says about teaching and learning.

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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, November 2, 7:41 AM

I want to do a PhD on Educational Neuroscience, any suggestions? Not for the money, but for the learning and helping educators part!

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 28, 7:05 PM

Thx! John Eavans

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Un buen listado.

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▶ Jim Carrey's Incredible Graduation Speech, 2014 (Full Speech) - YouTube

"My soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul." ~Jim Carrey Free Yourself From Concern! Ha...
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He's just gone up in my estimation....great, great speech, despite some frankly obscure cultural references.

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Happiness Hacks: The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy

Happiness Hacks: The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Discover some new and unexpected ways to think about happiness and several research-backed insights into how to be happy.
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Happiness research! Who knew?

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The Teenage Brain Explained - YouTube

Being a teenager is hard. Especially when hormones play their part in wreaking havoc on the teenage body and brain. In this episode, Hank explains what is ha...
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Are You Building Creative Teams Or 'Yes' Clubs?

Are You Building Creative Teams Or 'Yes' Clubs? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
"We're drawn to the image of the lone genius whose mystical moment of insight changes the world.  But the long genius is a myth; instead, it's group genius that generates breakthrough innovation. W...
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How to Think Critically and Learn Anything - YouTube

I first started writing this as a much-needed lesson plan for my niece and nephew (who are about to enter their high school years) and then figured I'd turn ...

 

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Alfonso Gomez hernandez's curator insight, November 12, 10:54 PM
Finally video are a good way to learning whatever you want. Information trought images go quickly to brain
tom jackson's curator insight, November 13, 10:36 AM

This brief video that presents the what, why, and how you can begin to teach your students about meaningful and life-long learning.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 14, 5:09 AM

Such a clear explanation of what critical thinking is and how we have to do.

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By 2015, Smart Phone Accessory Will Zap Your Brain to Calm You Down and Help You Focus | Big Think

By 2015, Smart Phone Accessory Will Zap Your Brain to Calm You Down and Help You Focus | Big Think | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A technology startup plans to market a smart phone accessory that will allow you to zap your brain with an electrical current, helping you feel energized or relaxed, depending on your needs.
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What could possibly go wrong?

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The app that alerts parents when kids are in trouble online

The app that alerts parents when kids are in trouble online | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Our emotion analysis engine finds and reports sentiments like bullying, grief and violence in web searches and social network posts.
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Sleep starts later as teens age, but school still starts early - PsyPost

Sleep starts later as teens age, but school still starts early - PsyPost | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

What can schools do to address thisA newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period. Key find

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How can schools - international schools especially - address this?

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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Educators and Entrepreneurs: Get Thee to a Classroom and Observe Students (EdSurge News)

Educators and Entrepreneurs: Get Thee to a Classroom and Observe Students (EdSurge News) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Forget policy. Forget expertise. Want to design better schools? Force yourself to sit in a classroom and see what it is actually like to be a student.Alexis Wiggins, a veteran high school teacher, shadowed students for two days and recently wrote about her experiences on her father Grant Wiggins’ bl
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Who's up for spending the day as a High School student?

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