Yacapaca And Afl

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Yacapaca And Afl

  1. 1. Using ICT to Boost Assessment for Learning CPD by D. Humphreys AST History & ICT 14 Nov 07
  2. 2. By the end of this session you will.... <ul><li>Be able to make online assessments and surveys for use in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to assign ready-made tests and quizzes for your teaching groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to track their results and topic understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Have an understanding of Assessment for Learning and how to implement it in lessons in a ‘fun’ way. </li></ul>
  3. 3. learners become reflective and self-managing recognises the full range of achievements of all learners constructive guidance about how to improve a shared understanding of the criteria by which they are assessed should take account of the importance of learner motivation should be sensitive and constructive a key professional skill for teachers central to classroom practice should focus on how students learn part of effective planning of learning and teaching Assessment for Learning – the Ten Principles QCA, 2002
  4. 4. Easy way to do some of this – and it doesn’t cost a penny. Create surveys for your classes – find out what they enjoy and what they want to know more about. Set online project work for them which they keep in ePortfolios. PLUS Yacapaca Self-marking – grades are recorded in an online markbook that you can access online Students can set their own targets – inclusive to all Track which topics need revisiting – see where your students are going wrong. All tests fully customisable – create your own or use the hundreds that other teachers have made
  5. 5. What our students think of it.... The quizzes really help us with our work.... GB, Y10 It is colourful and interesting to use.... RG, Y10 We would like to use it more... JR, Y10 They are fun and educational.... CP, Y10
  6. 6. Yacapaca Demo <ul><li>http://demo.yacapaca.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Instructions <ul><li>Go to www.yacapaca.com </li></ul><ul><li>Log in to the Student section with the username and password on your slip of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the Harris Quiz and the Survey. If you have time, try the GCSE Citizenship Quiz as an example of a ‘serious’ one. </li></ul><ul><li>Register for a teacher account and log in. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other ways of using ICT to enhance learning and teaching <ul><li>Create a web forum to develop extended writing, opinion-forming and debating skills: http:// tinyurl.com/2lp8q7 </li></ul><ul><li>Try using a Wiki – a site where all the students can create, contribute to and edit articles. www.wikispaces.com No need for any website creation knowledge! </li></ul><ul><li>Put your homework, class notices, lesson notes up on a Blog. www.blogger.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Further Reading <ul><li>AFL poster to download: http://www.qca.org.uk/libraryAssets/media/4031_afl_principles.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>QCA AFL site: http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_4334.aspx </li></ul>

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