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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 2015 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 2015 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 2015 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it
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Social media as authentic learning or as a means to it?  Needs a reread but I like this article.

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Authentic Tasks | Education.com

Authentic Tasks | Education.com | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it
Information on education and child development for parents and educators. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AUTHENTIC TASKS IN CLASSROOMS IMPACT ON LEARNING AND ...
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Of the articles I've read in the past few days around the topic of authentic tasks, I find this one most helpful.

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Authentic Tasks and ESL

www.jrc.sophia.ca.jp/kiyou/ki21/gaio.pdf

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I have to give this one a closer read.

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Rich Task | thought control.

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Makes you really think about how "audience" and "purpose" contribute to a task's authenticity.

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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.


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Looks promising as it is clear and concise.

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it

"Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do. (Which was the idea behind our post last March, “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Or Less.”)


"The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)"


Via Margarita Parra, Jim Lerman, Dennis T OConnor
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Ways of demonstrating authentic learning.  Needs a closer read by me though.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:24 PM

Simple but useful.

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:32 AM

Several of these would be easy to use with library lessons.

Jane Ellis's curator insight, September 20, 2017 10:00 PM
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Educational Leadership:Authentic Learning:Four Misconceptions about Authentic Learning

Educational Leadership:Authentic Learning:Four Misconceptions about Authentic Learning | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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This one might help win over some naysayers.

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Creative Educator - Write a Great Authentic Task

Creative Educator - Write a Great Authentic Task | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it
Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.
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Factors to consider while creating authentic tasks.

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Framework - Authentic Task Design

Framework - Authentic Task Design | Assessment Cycle & Authentic Tasks | Scoop.it

10 design elements are suggested for the design of authentic tasks in web-based learning environments:


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What makes a task authentic?

 

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