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This entry is part of 3 in the series Setting Sail with Schoology

This entry is part of 3 in the series Setting Sail with SchoologyAs South Carolina transitions most of its school accountability system from being focused on HSAP to the ACT + WorkKeys one-two combo tests, many of the teachers at my school have been spending time learning about these new tests.  I had a conversation Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 419- Small-Group Differentiated Instruction in Edmodo

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516Ready to steer small groups of students toward mastery? In this session, we will explore how to use Edmodo to assign different videos to small groups at different skill sets. Imagine teaching three lessons at the same time, all without extra staff in Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516If you missed the Tech Tuesday session yesterday, click here to check out the agenda and materials.  Below, I’ve linked a screencast I posted to my YouTube channel that models a standards-based approach to writing a rubric.  Using the template I provided in Read More …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice/choice?  In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be building rubrics for your project(s). Agenda Review of rubric characteristics from previous Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 501 – Introduction to Assessment Using Rubrics

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516You’ve got a great idea for a project-based learning unit, but how will you assess students knowledge of content and their practice of the 4Cs? In this session, analyze and critique example rubrics to determine what makes a good one. Agenda As a Read More …

Contention 1 for @newtechnetwork #echoAV | Value of “talk” in feedback and assessment

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series A call for @newtechnetwork to add “record to this Task” or “upload back” features in Echo TasksIn my quest for generating more authentic feedback in writing, I often find myself drawn to conversations, whether they are synchronous or asynchronous.  We know our pedagogy is strengthened Read More …

demo warm-down response “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Writing Rubrics” #uiwp

This is a down-down post to collect responses from the fellows attending my teaching demonstration during the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project (#uiwp2012).  The comments and replies represent the opinions of the authors and may not represent the owner of this site. After our collaborative activity, please take some time to reflect on one Read More …