assessment

thumb-111a8ac8ffca8c0af5fe131f48a7f725.png  This Sept. 6th marks the launch of year two for the Michigan Teachers as Researchers Collaborative (MiTRC). The founding mission: to build collaborative participatory research between university and secondary teachers interested in exploring and developing the teaching and assessing of writing. At the heart of the...
That's is. I am banning posters and PowerPoints from my classroom. And I am banning them not simply because they are just not used outside the classroom (when was the last time you cut and pasted letters onto posterboard for your job?).  I am banning them because there is no audience for them once students create them.  At least, no authentic audience. When students create posters and PowerPoints...
Two main issues prompted this blog:  1.  My own struggle to blog daily in March about/in conjunction with Digital Is, and 2. the closing conversation in the P2PU.org study group about active versus passive participation in digital spaces. My own experience, on the surface at least, has suggested that my primary issue is time.  I have time to “dip” into DI regularly, but it is difficult for me to...
I knew where I wanted to start this morning when I returned to Digital Is:  Indiana University Learning Sciences and the research team’s two resources, “Join the Network!” and “Participatory Learning and Assessment Network (PLAnet).”  Quite honestly, as a new member of the IU System, it was initially the IU logo that drew me in, and I ended up exploring for a while. I started with “Join the...
Read the entire blog post and join our conversation at Remediating Assessment. Excerpt: A February 2 article in Education Week surveyed efforts in California, Oklahoma, and other states to gauge the opportunities for creative and innovative work.One of our main targets here at Remediating Assessment is pointing out the folly of efforts to standardize and measure “21st Century Skills.”So of...