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Sakai Instructors: 3 Top Tips or How to Stop Wasting Your Time

Sakai Instructors: 3 Top Tips or How to Stop Wasting Your Time | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Most Sakai instructors are aware of the basics for setting up their courses, but we've found that some instructors are unaware of a few important ways you can save yourself precious time and effort.  Here are three of our "top tips": 

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Find out the fastest way to create Sakai tests (markup text); how to create the least number of gradebook items "from scratch" (let Sakai do the heavy lifting, it will generate your assignment/test gradebook items for you), and find out how to grade topic discussions without the hassles..  

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The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes

The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The days of tried-and-tested classroom quizzes are getting shaken up. Thanks to education technology, we’re seeing a massive influx of entertaining yet useful apps and web tools that make quizzes a bit more engaging.
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The first 5-10 quiz creators are the ones most folks use, but this list is very comprehensive.

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Student assessments: Junk in, junk out

Student assessments: Junk in, junk out | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Student assessment is one of the most important activities that happen in a teacher’s classroom. I’m not referring to the state accountability assessments that take place at the end of the school year.
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Ideas about how to design questions for your tests that will assess more than just facts..but will also assess understanding and require good judgements.

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10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Good assessment is frequent assessment.

Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge.

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Ten quick, easy tests you can use to find out if your students are "getting it" . Sample questions and student responses are provided. Here's a sample from the article: Do's and Don'ts:


"List 3 Dos and 3 Don’ts when using, applying, relating to the content (e.g., 3 Dos and Don’ts for solving an equation).


Example of Student Response: When adding fractions, DO find a common denominator, DO add the numerators once you’ve found a common denominators, DON’T simply add the denominators"

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Want Creative Classrooms? Scrap the Tests.

Want Creative Classrooms? Scrap the Tests. | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Despite the stereotype that teachers spend the last few weeks showing movies, I find the opposite to be true at my school. As I walk through the hallways on my prep period, I see classes bursting with creative energy.
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The title says it all...

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it


The first part of an assessment design is the most obvious; the student performance, or more simply referred to as the activity. This requires a student to show the teacher what they know or can do.

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  • The second part of the infographic provides ways you can assess analyzing data,  rationalizations, and original content. 
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Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests

Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Many of us rail against standardized tests not only because of the harmful uses to which they're put but because they're imposed on us. It's more unsettling to acknowledge that the tests we come up with ourselves can also be damaging....
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Are our tests assessing skill mastery or the memorization of facts?

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Medical education: Tips on preparing good multiple choice questions (MCQ) - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Medical education: Tips on preparing good multiple choice questions (MCQ) - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) is one of the most widely used assessment tools in any educational context as it can assess from a wide area of th..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Medical education: Tips on preparing good multiple choice questions (MCQ)...
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