This presentation was shared at the Mid-America Technology Institute in Winfield, Kansas on July 28, 2006. Truly educative experiences are often in short supply in schools today. Interactive experiences become engaging when they are meaningful for the learner. To help students authentically learn both the content and the process skills of the curriculum, educators should strive to engage students in meaningful conversations and activities. Technology tools can be invaluable aides in this process. Assessment should not be only multiple choice: To truly assess the understanding and present abilities of students, teachers need to embrace and utilize a variety of “messy assessment” strategies that can powerfully leverage technology for engagement and evaluation.
Program Length: 1 hr, 8 min, 12 sec
File size: 16.4 MB
Show notes for this podcast include:
- Dictionary.com definitions of “assess”
- Thesaurus.com’s synonyms for “assess”
- Inspiration software
- “The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century” (Thomas L. Friedman)
- “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future” (Daniel Pink)
- Partnership for 21st Century Skills
- Failing Grade: An Obsolete Structure in a Digital Age (Oprah interview with Bill and Melinda Gates)
- Edutopia from the George Lucas Educational Foundation
- Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform
- “Working on the Work: An Action Plan for Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents” (Phillip C. Schlechty)
- Tim Wilson: The Savvy Technologist
- “The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America” (Jonathan Kozol)
- Bloom’s Taxonomy (I reject the left sidebar of this version, however: We must have K-12 students working and thinking in the upper levels too!)
- Brian Crosby’s Learning Is Messy Blog
- “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
- MTI 2006 Conference Wiki
- MTI 2006 (MACE) Moodle Site
- Streaming video version of this presentation on Kan-Ed Live!
- This podcast was created using Ubercaster (beta)
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