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How Do Your Elementary Students Show What They Know by Gail Lovely

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  • 1. How Do Your Elementary Students Show What They Know? Gail Lovely [email_address]
  • 2. What do they know?
  • 3. Quote by a 4th grader: "How exactly am I supposed to know all this stuff if I keep forgetting to learn it?"
  • 4. Evaluation and Assessment
    • A major role of teachers
    • A responsibility
    • A part of instruction?
    • A student responsibility?
  • 5. Test Scores
    • One source
    • Useful…
      • to a point
      • One problem, delay in knowing how one did.
  • 6. Technology meets Testing
    • Classroom Response Systems
      • “clickers”
      • Immediate feedback
      • Excellent for formative evaluation
  • 7. “Nearly Now” Feedback
    • Ask a question and get info through tools many students have…
  • 8. Polling Tools
    • PollEverywhere
      • http://wwwpolleverywhere.com
    • TexttheMob
      • http://textthemob.com
  • 9. “ Rites of Passage” Assignments
  • 10. California Missions San Rafael Arcangel Mission San Rafael Arcangel was the 20th Mission. It was the only mission that was built as a Hospital, then they added a church. Mission San Rafael Arcangel is one of the missions that doesn't have a Quadrangle and was the only mission that did't have a bell tower. Father Gil was put in charge of the hospital. When it was in the old days the missions didn't look like they do now, they looked old. These days the missions look new. By Geneva http://library.thinkquest.org/J001749/
  • 11. But in addition to the product…
    • Needs to have evaluation and criteria
    • Not good enough to just do old stuff with new tools.
    • Remember “Good Ol’ Bloom?”
      • http://lovelyblooms.wetpaint.com/
  • 12. Use New Tools to Do MORE Special thanks to Darren Kurowpatwa
  • 13. Rubrics
    • “A rubric is an explicit summary of the criteria for assessing a particular piece of student work, plus levels of potential achievement for each criterion.” (source)
    • But really RUBRICS are time-savers!
  • 14. Rubrics
    • Expectations up front – no tricks!
  • 15. Rubrics make a difference.
    • http://www.tltgroup.org/resources/flashlight/rubrics.htm
  • 16. Rubrics
    • Sources of Ready-made Rubrics:
    • http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/
    • http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/
    • Lists of rubrics: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/assess.html
  • 17. Rubrics
    • Rubric-Making Tools
    • Rubistar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
  • 18. Rubrics
    • Rubric-Making Tools
    • Utah Education Network:
    • http://www.uen.org/Rubric/browse.cgi
  • 19. Rubrics
    • Rubric-Making Tools
    • rCampus http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshellc.cfm?mode=gallery&sms=publicrub
  • 20. Rubrics
    • Rubric-Making Tools
    • GoogleDocs:
    • http://sites.google.com/site/web20wednesdaychallenge/week-11-google-reader
    • http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2008/08/23/10-google-forms-for-the-classroom/
    • http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=134592
  • 21. Rubrics
    • How to Score (numerically) if you must…
    • http://roobrix.com/
  • 22. PBL Checklists
    • Student Accountability (English and Spanish)
      • http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
  • 23. But WHAT do they know?
  • 24. But WHAT do they know?
  • 25. But WHAT do they know?
  • 26. Electronic Portfolios
    • Collect and Maintain Evidence of Student Work and Reflection
      • Best Resource: http://electronicportfolios.com/
      • Hints and suggestions for planning:
      • An example: http://www.slideshare.net/charbeck1/student-electronic-portfolio
  • 27. Self-Assessment and Reflection
    • Another sample of Student Self Reflection:
      • http://flickr.com/photos/teachandlearn/473061207/
  • 28. Evaluation of Process is Important too!
    • Not just what you did but HOW you did!
    • Often reflective
  • 29. What about the TECH STUFF?
  • 30. PowerPoint
    • Example:
      • Virtual Museums –
      • http://christykeeler.com/BlogFiles//Yoder_Maya_VM.ppt#256,1,Museum Entrance
  • 31. PowerPoint
    • Example:
      • ABC Book –
  • 32. Wikis
    • A few examples – focus on different uses
      • https://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/0809sms-schmidt
      • http://responsibilities.wikispaces.com/
      • http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/
      • http://room2-wiki6.wikispaces.com/
    • Tools:
      • http://www.wetpaint.com
      • http://pbworks.com
      • http://www.wikispaces.com
  • 33. Video
    • Video
      • Example: http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=157734&title=Compare_Fractions
      • http://www.teachertube.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=9049&title=A_Student_Lesson_on_Epic_Tales
  • 34. Glogster
    • Glogster
      • http://edu.glogster.com
      • Examples:
        • http://glovely.glogster.com/thingsIlove/
        • http://teach94.edu.glogster.com/forceandmotionfrictionramps/
        • http://cnps2.edu.glogster.com/the-solar-system/
      • STILL must focus on content, learning and insights
  • 35. New Tools
    • VoiceThread
      • http://voicethread.com/#q.b6151.i45996
      • http://voicethread.com/#q.b48359.i253548 (answer sheet - http://whatcoulditmean.wikispaces.com/ )
      • http://voicethread.com/#u7792.b267075.i1399520
  • 36. KidPix and Animationish ($)
    • http://heightstechnology.edublogs.org/tag/animationish/
  • 37. Some More Tools to Consider:
    • Museum Boxes
      • http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
        • http://museumbox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/1112
        • http://museumbox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/1572
  • 38. Some More Tools to Consider:
    • Animoto
      • http://www.animoto.com
      • Example with explanation:
      • http://simplyteaching.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-animoto-video-poems-based-on-red.html
  • 39. Some More Tools to Consider:
    • PhotoStory (windows only)
      • Free download from: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx
  • 40. Voice Overs
    • Use a video or stills and students provide voiceover narration to show what they know.
  • 41. Let’s See this in action:
    • Kathy Cassidy’s classroom an exemplar class of learners and teachers
    http://www.blip.tv/file/597521/ http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337
  • 42. What IS the test?
    • http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/01/21/ot-090121-bird-decals.html?ref=rss
  • 43. Thought Provoking Reading for you
    • http://www.teachandlearn.ca/blog/2007/04/25/replacing-grading-with-conversations/
    • http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/E/9/6E9A7CA7-0DC4-4823-993E-A54D18C19F2E/Transformative%20Assessment.pdf
  • 44. Image Credits
    • Pencilling in test bubble - http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2007/115-8/pencil_test.jpg
    • Test stress - http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/images/teststress1.gif
    • Clickers: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/einstruction/clickers.jpg
    • Charlie Brown: http://lamajigmeessays.blogspot.com/2008/05/forever-is-too-long-to-be-wrong.html
    • Children at computer: http://www.tenderlovinglearningcenter.com/images/smallgallery/computer_small.jpg
    • Pile of tech stuff: http://www.karafraser.com/images/editorial/pile_o_computers.jpg
    • A special thanks for Darren Kuropatwa for permission to use his work, and his son’s work of the Underground Railroad.