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Jennifer Groff

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  • Students don’t want to know how they could have done better after they’ve already turned in the project.
  • Assessment can happen as students work to improve their projects. Teachers don’t have to wait until students turn in a final product to know if they are understanding the content, demonstrating their knowledge, working well together, thinking critically through problems that arise and reflecting on their own work.
  • “Strive to help students assess their own deeper learning,” Staff said. When students can reflect on their own learning process to the point of assessing themselves, teachers know they’re learning deeply.

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29 Mar 14

"Many educators are successfully using games as preparation for future learning—essentially, using them at the beginning of a lesson or unit to inspire interest in subject matter and help students establish a solid foundation for learning that material.

“There’s lots of research to support this idea that games are very effective to use as an introduction to a unit, and that learning gains increase after that game,” White said. “If you play a game or interact with a simulation, or have another first-hand experience, you establish a robust mental model right out of the gate—you’re already interested.”"

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