Monthly Archives: February 2014

Personal Communication: Deepen Student Knowledge and Assess Learning

Personal Communication is a tool used to assess students’ understanding. It may include instructional questions, class discussions, conferences and interviews, oral examinations, and student journals and logs (Chappuis, Stiggins, Chappuis, & Arter, 2012, p. 264). These types of assessments may … Continue reading

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EDU 6613: Rubrics for Self-Assessment

How can we use rubrics to help students self-assess their performance? As students engage in the learning process, performance assessments are one type of assessment that can be used formatively to guide students’ learning. According to Chappuis, Stiggins, Chappuis, & … Continue reading

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ISTE Standard 3: How can I use technology to communicate information to students and parents that will support student learning?

ISTE NETS Standard 3: Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. How can I use technology to communicate information to students and parents that will support student learning? My … Continue reading

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EDU 6613: Written Response to Determine Conceptual Understanding

Written response assessment offers a way for teachers to assess both knowledge and reasoning targets. This type of response helps teachers get a clear picture of students’ thinking and conceptual understanding. Chappuis, Stiggins, Chappuis, & Arter (2012) suggest a specific … Continue reading

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EDU 6613: Assessment for Learning

How can teachers use assessment as a tool to motivate students to improve? This is a challenging question because often students think of assessment as summative or a final grade that defines their performance. This type of grading, although necessary, … Continue reading

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ISTE Standard 2-EDTC 6433: Differentiating Instruction with Technology

This week’s module focused on ISTE NETS Standard 2: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in … Continue reading

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