Assessment

FreshGrade's Blog: Assessment For Learning
Article written by: Damian Cooper In this blog post, we shall examine how Jackie Clark, a grade 3 teacher, combines her deep understanding of assessment for learning with her use of instructional technology to improve the reading skills of her students.  I strongly encourage you to view the webinar, "Assessment for Learning: Classroom Strategies to Improve Learning [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: How can we bring project-based learning to life? Bob Lenz shares a new framework. A Virginia based Elementary school reveals what service-learning and global goals taught them (and their students) about promoting the greater good. How can we […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “It’s important to frame best practices for afterschool providers in terms of engagement and participation in the world, not simply proficiency with computers and the Internet. It’s not about having a laptop or a smart phone, it’s […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: A California School District exploring strength-based learning is learning that focussing on what students do well produces more significant levels of engagement and higher levels of academic achievement. The traditional way of teaching and assessing students in literacy doesn’t […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Knowing someone cares can change a student’s life. As adults, we are placed here to be change agents for kids.” When a school in Dallas, Texas asked for volunteers for their “Breakfast with Dads” event, 600 men […]

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The holidays are coming and hopefully that means a chance to catch up on your reading. Here’s a roundup of the top education stories from the last seven days. As 2017 comes to a close, we can reflect on the journey education has taken and the changes the world has seen. Getting Smart looks to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.” The argument for why student data should be students’ data. Student polling is a quick, engaging way […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Teachers are charged with preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist. What we know is that these jobs will heavily involve coding, artificial intelligence and iterating on user experiences.” Claire Cummings shares how a local tech […]

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No teacher today questions the importance of critical thinking as a focus for teaching. Likewise, problem-solving. No surprise then that problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning play an increasing role in the kinds of learning tasks that teachers set for their students. Yet it is only a small minority of the teachers I meet who feel […]

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Karen Fadum is a helping teacher in British Columbia, Canada, who previously taught 1st and 2nd grade. It was during her time as a classroom teacher that Karen started using digital portfolios to capture student learning and communicate it with families. Matt Renwick talks to Karen about her experience.  Matt Renwick: Why did you introduce digital […]

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