I’m sure those that subscribe to Wes’ blog aren’t use to having 3 days without a post. Wes seems to post about 3 times a day. Anyway, picking up on a suggestion from Miguel, I’m going to ask you for some help. (Miguel suggested a Skypecast but I’m too lazy)
Choose your favourite post from Speed of Creativity and write a short comment about it. I’ll start.
One of my favourite posts was Messy Assessment instead of flogging with standards. I don’t know if Wes coined the phrase “messy assessment” but he certainly has caught my attention with it. In Canada, we have not had to fight the heavy emphasis on testing and standards but I sense it’s coming. I appreciate not only Wes’ thoughts but I like the fact that he carries on the conversation within the comments. Here’s part of Wes’ answer to a comment about this post.
Another hallmark of messy assessment can involve audience. If we are just doing something for an audience of one (the teacher) then there may be a higher chance the activity is a fake one: not very authentic. If we are doing it for a broader audience, especially one that extends beyond the walls of the traditional classroom, then chances could be higher that the work we’ll do will be authentic. And the assessment can be messy.
Wes you need to add an assessment category to your blog.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Remember, I’m a guest here so make me look good and leave a comment!
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