Researchers from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) explored Make Assessment Matter: Students and Educators Want Tests That Support Learning, public opinion research on K-12 assessment highlighting the perceptions of students, classroom teachers and district administrators.
How is learning and teaching being transformed by digital tools? How do administrators, teachers, parents, and students really use technology right now? And what does the future of personalized learning look like?
Skilled online researchers typically have certain behavior sets, mindsets and beliefs that inform their approach to every research project. We call these Online Research Habitudes, a combination of habits and attitudes without which no researcher can succeed. Crucially, teachers must learn to model for students the habitudes of a skilled researcher.
While many people understand professional development to be drudgery at best, many others have discovered a spring of excellent PD, to the degree that it can feel like one is drowning in a flood of options.
It is important in this fast moving technology era that we not only learn ourselves, but also teach our students from an early age how to evaluate and then curate the information that they can easily access. Many students believe because it is on the internet it is true. They have to be reminded that anyone can put out information. Once information has been evaluated and vetted, it is wise to organize and archive it so that it can be shared.
Are you a fan of the Big6 and Super3 and looking for interesting ways to incorporate these problem-solving strategies into your teaching? You can use team teaching with the Big6 and Super3 in your classroom or library media center.
New brain research has outlined the effects of bullying on the adolescent brain. These findings are so controversial that we will be hearing about them for years to come.
Have you been wondering how to increase the rigor within an inquiry approach? Inquiry learning is the premier way to accomplish the CCSS. But inquiry can seem like a very loose and open way to teach and learn.
Comics are a great avenue to teach digital citizenship, through themes of virtue, right and wrong, and a superheroes coming in to save the day.
Collaboration, student assessment, networking, there’s and app for that! In fact there are countless apps and tools that can be used to quickly assess students with just one touch. Presenter Kathy Schrock explored these apps in this month’s PD in Action webinar. In addition she demonstrated several different apps that can be used for networking with peers, file sharing, and discovering new information. Watch the webinar to find out how… read more →