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How e-Assessment Can Bring Significant Added Value to Maths Lessons

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How e-Assessment Can Bring Significant Added Value to Maths Lessons

  1. 1. How e-Assessment can bring significant added value to maths lessons<br />Margaret Ferguson (Hermitage Academy)<br />Helen Ashton (SCHOLAR)<br />
  2. 2. SCHOLAR in Scotland<br />
  3. 3. SCHOLAR in Scotland<br />
  4. 4. Across all years<br />Visual introduction<br />Classroom interaction<br />Independent investigation<br />Assessment<br />Use of ICT<br />Mathematics @ Hermitage Academy<br />
  5. 5. Visual introduction<br />Overview of the topic<br />Real world context<br />Helps holistic learners<br />Show them where they are going<br />
  6. 6. Classroom interaction<br />SCHOLAR on whiteboard<br />Animations, interactive graphics, step-by-step examples<br />Everyone starts at the same point<br />Interactive graphics are easier to show and modify<br />
  7. 7. Independent investigation<br />Work in pairs with one computer<br />Read SCHOLAR material<br />Try activities (feedback from computer)<br />Allows for peer support<br />Fosters discussion<br />Immediate feedback <br />Pen & paper + technology builds confidence<br />
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  9. 9. Assessment<br />Class Assessment: whiteboard<br />Individual Assessment<br />Seniors: use reporting system<br />Keep screen up to check progress<br />
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  11. 11. Assessment: Comparable Questions<br />
  12. 12. Assessment<br />Students progress at own pace<br />Can keep trying until confident<br />Individual progression (lots of feedback)<br />Personal help to those who need it most<br />Ability to keep track of progress<br />
  13. 13. Monitoring Progress<br />
  14. 14. What did you like……about using SCHOLAR?<br />
  15. 15. Highlights<br />Embed Embed Embed!!!<br />24/7 access<br />Immediate feedback & support<br />Tracking student progress<br />Impact on the students:<br />Confident individuals, <br />Effective contributors, <br />Successful learners,<br />Responsible citizens.<br />
  16. 16. Any Questions?<br />SCHOLAR examples<br />http://scholar.hw.ac.uk<br /> Choose Scotland > Try SCHOLAR<br />margaret.ferguson@hermitageacademy.argyll-bute.sch.uk<br />H.S.Ashton@hw.ac.uk<br />
  17. 17. How e-Assessment can bring significant added value to maths lessons<br />Margaret Ferguson (Hermitage Academy)<br />Helen Ashton (SCHOLAR)<br />

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