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Readings: The assessment explanations in Web 2.0 were very helpful. I liked how the author explained that we can use authentic assessment and still “prepare students to success in the standardized testing.” (Solomon & Schrum, 2007, p. 168) I agree with the authors that assessment should be formative (ongoing throughout the unit/lesson). They also suggested, “if educators work together to plan their instruction and simultaneously plan ways to evaluate throughout the unit, they will develop a wide variety of interesting models.” (Solomon & Schrum, 2007, p. 170)
In Using Technoogy with Classroom Instruction that Works, the authors recommend to “explicity teach students about the importance of effort and have students keep track of their effort and achievement.” (Pitler, Hubbell, Kuhn, Malenoshi, 2007, p. 156) I am actually doing this they year in my classroom. Students will be tracking their progress toward their goals. We are supposed to begin it this week, but the software is having printing issues and I may not be able to get them the information they need in order to track. I have notice a change in the students and their performance since I started showing them their class charts at the beginning of each class period. I can’t wait to see the progress once they get their individual charts to start recording.Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 155-164.
Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0: New tools, new schools. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, 168-176.