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Formative Assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th December 2014

Formative Assessment

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/566468459355086016/

Formative Assessment

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big data

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2014

Breaking down big data

http://blog.ed.ted.com/2014/12/02/breaking-down-big-data/

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The 5 Step Model to Teach Students Critical Thinking Skills

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th May 2014

The 5 Step Model to Teach Students Critical Thinking Skills

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/the-5-step-model-to-teach-students.html

1- Determine learning objectives
This is the initial phase where you need to identify the behaviours you want your students to exhibit and work on encapsulating these behaviours in an overarching higher order thinking schema.
2-Teach through questioning
The importance of integrating questions into instruction is uncontested. Thought-provoking questions help students explore learning from different perspectives. The art of posing well-formulated questions is regaled by a set of techniques, some of which are included in this wonderful poster: Questions A Critical Thinker Asks.
3-Practice before you assess
This is where hands-on learning activities are called for. To consolidate their understandings and therefore increase the retention rate of information taught, students need to utilize all components of active learning such as simulation, experimentations,rehearsing…etc

4- Review, refine, and improve
Students’ feedback that you can garner either formally or informally constitute the backbone of your teaching procedure. It provides you with insights into areas that students need help with and also informs your teaching objectives and methodology. There are a variety of tools you can use to collect feedback from your students, check out the  8 Practical tools to easily gather students feedback.
5- Provide feedback and assessment of learning
As you need students feedback to help you inform your teaching methodology, students too  need your feedback. They need to learn how they are learning and assess their overall achievement. One way to do this is to provide them with grading rubrics for self-assessment. Here are some other resources to help you provide better feedback to your students:

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CRS (clickers) presentation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th April 2013

Today,

  • iClickers
    Foster, Steve <Steve.Foster.contractor@macmillan.com> 
  • Top Hat Monocle
    Steve Popovich <steve@tophatmonocle.com>
    and
  • Turning Technologies
    Jordan Ferns <jferns@turningtechnologies.com>

presented their products

Presentation is available online http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p26841238/

clickers

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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2013

Assessment based on test scores only are hurting US education:
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/in-an-era-of-global-competition-what-exactly-are-we-testing-for/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29

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