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

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

You’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 conversation-starter, read through the ASCD article “What’s Wrong—and What’s Right—with Rubrics” by W. James Read More …

Looking forward to ICE: Some knows about evaluating technology use for learning

Later this week, I will be attending a session at the ICE Conference entitled “Effective Evaluation of Technology Use in the Classroom”.  This is a topic that has been in the back of my head for a while, because I have yet to see good instruments developed around the NETS-T Standards that can help my growth as a Read More …

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

In 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 by feedback that helps students grow, understand and better communicate their thoughts or work products.  When we hold writing conferences, we realize a truth that we may Read More …

@newtechnetwork Bring on the A/V to Echo Tasks! #echoAV

Over the past two weeks, as part of the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project summer institute (#UIWP2012), so many passionate teachers who love writing and who want to see the teaching of writing improved have surrounded me.  Each day in the Writing Project, we have immersed ourselves in writing, reading and conversations that have Read More …