Tag: assessment

  • Seesaw Skills, Assessment and Parent Feedback

    Last week I had an opportunity to attend the LLI Southwest Conference at The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas, and present with two of our second grade teachers about our “Seesaw Skills iPad Pilot Project,” which I’m leading this year with teachers in our Lower Division at Casady School in Oklahoma City. In this post,…

  • Comparing Sharing Spaces: Google Classroom and SeeSaw

    Every classroom needs sharing spaces. In addition to physical, face-to-face sharing spaces (walls, a data projector or TV, hallways) our classrooms need DIGITAL sharing spaces. These spaces should support sharing both INSIDE and OUTSIDE the classroom. Understanding the benefits and limitations of different SHARING SPACES is important for teachers and educational leaders. A couple months…

  • Strong Reactions to Today’s Note on Makeup Work

    Update 4/16/2015: I emailed Rachel’s teacher and she decided to change her policy on late work and redone assignments. She is going to accept late work with a penalty and redone assignments within a reasonable time limit. The following tweet (which I’ve archived as an image on Flickr using the free Chrome extension “Awesome Screenshot”)…

  • Show What You Know with Media (Feb 2015)

    Updated 2/20/2015: An audio recording of my keynote is available as a YouTube video. These are my slides for my opening keynote at the February 16, 2015, “Little Apple Tech Fest” in Manhattan, Kansas, for teachers in USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools. The keynote description is: Media products created by students can provide a clearer, deeper…

  • Show What You Know with Media

    I’m sharing a presentation on Thursday at the Miami Device” conference titled, “Help Students Show What They Know with Media.” My “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” website and eBook series are the primary referenced resource. Here are my slides: The official description of the session is: Tablets, smartphones and computers should not be used by students just…

  • Welcome to OLD School Assignment Turn In

    The following photographs could likely be taken at almost any College of Education today in the United States. I’m not sharing this to be harshly critical of the current institution for which I am teaching as an adjunct instructor: Rather I’m sharing these images because they reflect the assessment status quo for many professors / instructors…

  • Test Anxiety Woes

    When I was taking graduate education classes at Texas Tech University about five years ago, I helped create a short video documentary about “test anxiety” as a final project for one of my classes with others. Unfortunately we could not get releases from the parents of all the kids we interviewed, so we couldn’t (and…