Archive for 2014

cloud-sourced formative assessment resources

This resource was recently posted in Diigo in Education.  David Wees uses this definition to guide contributions to the resource.  “A formative assessment or assignment is a tool teachers use to give feedback to students and/or guide their instruction. ”  So far, there are 59 strategies for formative assessment including: 3x summarization,  postcards, mini-whiteboards, chalkboard splash, exit slip, running records and more!  This resource is starting to grow. Why not stop by, peruse the deck … Read More

Evaluating student performance in forums with a rubric

We have all heard the term “rubric” tossed around, but may not know what it is. Luckily, it’s simple. A rubric is a scoring tool that helps you articulate assignment criteria to your students. It can be as simple as a checklist or as complex as a matrix with many criteria and standards across a continuum. Using a rubric in forums can be a great way to make grading and student interaction easier and more … Read More