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Visual Assessment Guide «

Visual Assessment Guide « | Pedagogy and technology of online learning |

"What started last year as a Self Assessment Guide, has been reworked into a more general tool for assessment. This new guide is suitable for teacher, peer or self assessment and also offers a visual map of what we want students to learn (with highlighting of which concepts are most important). Although still ICT specific, this guide could be adapted to any subject by changing the attributes and keywords."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:33 PM

Check out this revised assessment tool from Ross Parker. In the post he shares his experience with using this for a year and the awareness that the tool was not as functional as he had hoped. In brief, he has made four shifts.

1. Taking a tool designed for self assessment and realizing that the same time used throughout the year gets old quickly. Therefore, it is redesigned to "more general, useful for teachers and peers to use."

2. A shift from strands (high level learning outcomes), to attributes (which allows the tool to be used by students over many years as their knowledge and skills grow).

3. A move away from levels or grades to a focus on ways of learning.

4. Allowing students to determine levels rather than assigning them based on personal view.

Last year this tool was well received and this new version brings it up to a new level. Consider using this with students and perhaps have them keep a copy of it asking them to review it later on in the school year. You can download a pdf version of the tool from the website.

niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:22 PM

great evaluation tool

SueFoS's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:47 PM

Interesting way to approach self-assessment in vocational areas. Could be adapted easily

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SpeEdChange: Changing Pedagogy vs. Teacher Identity

SpeEdChange: Changing Pedagogy vs. Teacher Identity | Pedagogy and technology of online learning |

Ira Socol raises a question in this post, asking if teachers want to move from being "replicators to design thinkers...(to) move our focus from the needs of those who work in schools to the needs of those for whom school understand that 'user experience' of school from the perspective of those students for whom it is not working." 

With detailed explanations, links to a variety of resources, and a look at current brain research Socol asks that you look at the job of teaching from what may be a different lens that you have in the past. Once again, Socol has provided a thought provoking article.

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Marcine Adams's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:48 PM

This article reminds everyone of what our educational system was once based on, and the system does not work. Our old system and pedagogies view students on an assembly line thinking that's the fast track to career ready students.Change is necessary, but what type of change is controversial. We need to prepare students to be 21st century learners but until we can cleary define what that means our system is somewhat overwhelming and chaotic.