There's a wealth of research supporting the use of formative assessment; as synthesised by Hattie (2012). No research has been more pivotal in education circles than that of Black and Wiliam (1998); who together defined formative assessment as: “all those activities undertaken by teachers, and/or by their students, which provide information to be used as feedback to…
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.
I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.
Over the last 100 years in teaching, how much has changed? Could you take a teacher from 1915 and drop them into a modern classroom? Apart from the strange haircuts and unfamiliar clothes they’d barely notice the difference, because the majority of school is still lecture driven. The teacher stands...
Formative assessment, or assessment for learning, has well researched positive impacts on learning outcomes. In this post we highlight some of our favourite self assessment and peer assessment practices.
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