I wanted to trial No More Marking as a tool for formative peer assessment. The task: Students were given an exam type question on radiometric vs relative dating of fossils. They were given 10 minutes to answer the question and submit their answers on Moodle, our Learning Management System, as a PDF file. I logged… Continue reading Using No More Marking as a peer assessment tool
Using the difficulty model to structure quality tests.
This TED talk, although not specifically about classroom teaching gives a great insight into the difference between formative and summative assessment. We need to get these two zones into our collective vocabulary. Both staff and students need to be clear on the distinction between the Learning Zone and the Performance Zone. The key idea here… Continue reading Get in the zone: but know which one you are in.
Why knowledge organisers are a good way to start a unit.
Teachers: Please stop doing these!!
Much discussion on the blogosphere regarding Centralised Detentions. Should we have them? Tom Bennett says yes. Micheala says yes. The questions revolve around how much we support staff in dealing with student management issues and how much we deal with student management issues for the staff member. Here is an email I sent to staff… Continue reading Killing your own snakes
Teachers should try something new every term. With the plethora of IT related products out there in the education industry now, this is not a difficult proposition. This term I have been trying Classcraft. Classcraft is a game that helps you establish and reinforce a positive classroom environment. You sign up your class. The students log in… Continue reading Classcraft Review and the search for the GUSITS