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Assessment the web 2.0 way

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Assessment the web 2.0 way

  1. 1. Assessment the Web 2.0 Way TAIS Technology Conference April 15, 2011 Lori Carter New Hope Christian Academy Memphis, TN
  2. 2. Why use Web 2.0 tools to assess student learning? <ul><li>Allows teachers to integrate technology purposefully into the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The “Digital Natives” learn differently. Calls for different modes of assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies offer opportunities for authentic assessment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 refers to the “Read / Write Web.” </li></ul><ul><li>Web users can not only consume/read content, but can collaborate, contribute and create content. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are some Web 2.0 tools that may be used for assessment? <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Animation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Creation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Word Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Maps </li></ul>
  5. 5. Limitations <ul><li>Educators’ creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ technical ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and safety concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Matching the learning objective to the appropriate tool for assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Assuring that the use of technology adds value to the exercise. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It’s not about the technology, it’s about the learning.” Dr. Clif Mims </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Consider <ul><li>The learning objective should drive the decision to utilize technology – never use technology just for the sake of using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>For K-12 students – safety and privacy concerns must be addressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Parental sign-off to cover legal concerns. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Which tool should I use? <ul><li>The best match to the learning objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Free when possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn and use. If it is difficult to learn, you may be assessing the student’s knowledge of the technology rather than the curricular objective. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What tool should I use? <ul><li>The tool that can be utilized for other assignments – worth the time spent learning the tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “bank” of tools that is utilized throughout your building to increase student proficiency and practice in utilizing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a clear and comprehensive rubric to evaluate product. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Nitty-Gritty – Using Web 2.0 Tools for Assessment <ul><li>Know why and explain to students why you are using this tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow sufficient time for students to become familiar with the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Value added should be worth the time spent learning the technology. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Nitty Gritty <ul><li>Provide clear and complete project instructions including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to access the tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help page for students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anticipate potential problems and questions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide examples of past projects if possible </li></ul>

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