Formative assessment techniques.
"New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today."
Flubaroo is designed as a simple grading solution for teachers using existing tools they're already comfortable with. It allows automated grading of quizzes and assignments administered via Google Forms. Beyond just grading, Flubaroo also provides analytics such as a histogram of grade distribution and identification of questions that many students missed. Flubaroo’s most popular feature is its ability to email each student their grade, along with the answer key if desired.
Just when you thought ePortfolios were the way to go, along come bPortfolios. http://t.co/LwAFjtYo #badges #digitalstudies #edtech
"Quickly and easily digitize student work and build the resource for authentic assessment in your classroom.
Unleash the power and the flexibility of digital tools, without sacrificing the important work your students do in non-digital formats.
Rescue student work from the bottom of backpacks, trashcans, and filing cabinets and have it at your fingertips. Easy, flexible, authentic--a simply wonderful tool for teaching and learning.
And best of all? It's free for teachers "
Evaluating blogs is hard. This post can help you figure out how to approach assessing blogs.
I agree with Dean Shareski about grades. The last line sums up my feelings exactly. Is there a utopian school where I can teach without grades and still have motivated and interested students?
What would school be like without grades? Would you prefer grades or standards-based assessments?
A professor who tells his students that “grades are the death of composition.” Another said: “Grades create a facade of coherence.”
grades were squelching intellectual curiosity.
growing use of e-portfolios
most professors and students are much more likely to complain about grading than to praise its accuracy or value.
Done right, she said, eliminating grades promotes rigor.
Charts and information about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Interesting history of letter grades as assessment.
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Groups interested in assessment