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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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53 ways to check for understanding via Edutopia - Assessment for Learning

Infographic by Edutopia featuring 53 ways to check for understanding ... beyond pen/pencil written tests


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The Inconvenient Truth About Assessment via by Terry Heick

The Inconvenient Truth About Assessment via by Terry Heick | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
by Terry Heick

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Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment | Edudemic

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment | Edudemic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really the issue
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How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You

How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Assessments should tell us exactly what our students do and don't understand. Here's an easy, no-tech system to precisely pinpoint that information.

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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Too often, conversations about digital portfolios center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student work. Mastering the technical component of digital portfolios is critical, and students do need an opportunity to showcase their work to a broader audience. However, when we let the process of curate > reflect > publish serve as the sole focal point, digital portfolios become summative in nature and are viewed as an add-on at the end of a unit, project, or activity.

For digital portfolios to be truly valuable to both teachers and students, they need to provide insight into not only what students created, but also how and why. If the ultimate goal is to develop students as learners, then they need an opportunity for making connections to content as well as the overarching learning objectives.

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5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas

5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As another school year comes to a close, many of us are designing our end of the year assessments or knee deep grading them. For those still in the planning stages of their end of the year assessments, I want to encourage you to think outside of the box. The final assessment does not have to be a

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Assessment, Choice, and the #Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the #Learning Brain | Purposeful Pedagogy | 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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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, November 2, 2014 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!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 10:01 AM

Can you explain the rationale behind your assessments?

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"Grading has nothing to do with Learning"

"Grading has nothing to do with Learning" | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teacher hate grading papers and projects. Here are 4 reasons every teacher wants to stop grading students.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:50 AM

There are rubrics, lists of questions to ask, goal sheet links and much more in this helpful article.

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class

Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom. The numbers hint at wider use of games in the classroom and indicate teachers see the real benefit of games in helping low-performing students.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:17 PM

Do you think games have a place in your classroom? This newly released data is from a survey of 694 K-8 teachers in the U.S. that the Joan Ganz Cooney Center conducted in 2013 to see how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms.
What are some of the findings?

* 74% of teachers are using games in their classroom

* 55% of students play games at least once a week

* 72% of students access games on a PC or a Mac, and 41% of teachers use a white board to share games

* The two greatest barriers are the time it takes to implement games (45%) and the cost of the games (44%)

This post from Games and Learning provides the current data in both a visual and written form. There is much more to be found on the website. You may also want to check out the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. They have also published an article on this which may be found at http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2014/06/09/digital-games-in-the-classroom-a-national-surevy/

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Tips for Creating Effective Quizzes

Tips for Creating Effective Quizzes | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
One of the easiest ways to add some interactivity into any elearning course is to use knowledge checks and quizzing. In fact, with nearly every elearning development project I participated in, this was a requirement from the client.
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A Chaotic (But Useful) Guide To Making Multile-Choice Questions

A Chaotic (But Useful) Guide To Making Multile-Choice Questions | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
We've been talking about how to properly build multiple-choice questions as well as WHY you should do it. This chaotic mind map should help. Maybe.
The post A Chaotic (But Useful) Guide To Making Multile-Choice Questions appeared first on Edudemic.
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Use grades and comments to teach, not just to justify

Use grades and comments to teach, not just to justify | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The lack of absolute standards for grading can make marking assignments a
task filled with anxiety. Are you too strict a grader? Too soft? Are you
letting your annoyance at the kid who sleeps through class influence his
essay grades?
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A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education”
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 28, 4:20 PM
This is helpful and should be in the hands of teachers.
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Doing Your Own Assignments First

Doing Your Own Assignments First | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
An assignment is not just an instrument to measure learning, but also a way to engender it.

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know


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7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How do we know our students have really mastered the standards we are supposed to teach? Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We might even learn that we don’t have to grade so much and get better results.) We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. Important […]

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 23, 2015 1:27 PM

I did not even know how poor my assessments are until I listened to this packed 10 minute interview. Discussions include:

 

formative assessments must be frequent and fluid--sit down with standards to build questions that are reflective and align with standards to be taught

move away from what students say they know and what they actually know--you are gathering and giving to students information on their progress

grade less, but provide more feedback so that students do not become defeated, but rather gain confidence in their learning.

 

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Gradebook Tools for Teachers

Gradebook Tools for Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Authentic Assessment: A Key Part of Instruction

Authentic Assessment: A Key Part of Instruction | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Authentic assessment is a key part of instruction.

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diane gusa's curator insight, May 6, 2015 4:19 PM

Authentic assessment is much more difficult to create than more traditional methods. The following questions were my guidelines:

Does it measure what it says it measures?Are the standards clear?Are the criteria explicit?Does it relate to local, state, or national goals?Is the scoring system based on identified standards and criteria?Does the assessment show degrees of excellence?
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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2014 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:23 PM

I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding

Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

A great article by Paul Howard-Jones on the Zondle website. Read more about his thoughts on games based learning here - http://agent4change.net/bett-week/innovation/1906-to-the-victor-the-rewards-not-in-games-for-learning.html He also has co-authored a book called Brains, Minds and Teaching with Immersive Games (£9.99)


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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them. They range from habits of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one important thing in common: they make your job harder."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:26 PM

For many of us this school year has come to an end or will shortly. Perhaps it is time to reflect on our year and consider habits that might need to be changed. This post looks at 11 habits. A few are listed below.

* Not learning from colleagues. This seems simple, but given how busy our day is it is tough to find time to observe another teacher, or have someone tape you and ask others to provide you with feedback.

* Assuming a lesson taught is a lesson learned. Have you asked yourself how many times you have repeated a portion of a lesson? With the range of students in our classrooms the need to rephrase, review, reteach key points may be more necessary than we think.
* Failing to establish relevance. At times this may seem difficult to do, but for our students to learn we need to make our topic relevant to them. When you are successful with this share your ideas with others!
Click through to the post to see 8 additional habits that you may want to change.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:15 AM

#11 - Not getting to know your students. I think this is the most important tip -- but they're all good. 

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:09 PM

If you are looking for a chart that shares 8 ways to do formative assessment look no further. Keep it close at hand to use with your students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 3:46 AM

A great chart to share with teachers!

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5 Fundamental Assessment Resources From Learnist

5 Fundamental Assessment Resources From Learnist | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Education is all about the numbers these days. My personal preference is just the opposite.

I have this fantasy where I toss grades in the garbage. In this dream, I let everyone redo things and have conferences to discuss improvement."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:50 PM

As teachers must is expected from us daily and more and more we are asked to do assessments. Many of us think of testing as soon as we hear assessment. This post discusses assessment stating "assessment isn’t always employed correctly. It sometimes gets over, under, or misused. Assessment should work seamlessly into the classroom routine. The traditional test can be intrusive and stressful. True assessment flows into the lessons and gives a constant pulse on student learning."

The author then provides links to five Learnist boards that focus on assessment, specifically:

* Simple Ways to Monitor Student Progress

* Assessment

* Exemplar Rubrics for Assessment

* Socrative Response Systems

* Metryx

The first three boards have seven to ten resources. The last two links are on a board that is called 21st Century Assessment - Digital Documentation and additional resources are also found here.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:14 PM

"Education is all about the numbers these days. My personal preference is just the opposite." This is an interesting line. What makes it necessary to measure only with numbers?

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Formative Assessment Infographic

Formative Assessment Infographic | Purposeful Pedagogy | 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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Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
Chris Carter's comment, August 4, 2013 12:43 PM
Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
Chris Carter's comment, August 7, 2013 5:10 PM
Thank you, Allison and Diana!