Teaching with Technology
Teaching with Technology EDLF 3450
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EDLF 345 7 Elementary amp Special Education Digital storytelling Story circles Assessment feedback and peer assessment A few thoughts on assessment 1 Assessment is an integral part of teaching learning Consider the experience re ection action process Re ection without assessment would probably NOT yield a more informed action If you re uncomfortable with the word assessment think feedback 7 that s what it is 2 Students ignore andor misinterpret the vast majority of feedback from their teachers Flip side much of the assessment teachers give is incomprehensible or otherwise unhelpful On the other hand at least in the older grades they are very interested in what their peers think 3 Students need to learn how to assess They can tjust be the recipients of assessment they have to develop their own critical ability 4 Peer assessment is a powerful but tricky tool to address all three of the previous points Some recipes for assessment 1 Traditional formats are not very informative and invite misinterpretation or sloppy thinking Examples numbersletters determined by a holsitic processThey re fine for giving feedback on pretty mechanical activities e g a math worksheet on singledigit addition but are not good for assessing more complex work eg a story or a science project 2 Nontraditional formats authentic assessment provide more information and are probably more useful Examples rubrics portfolios They are however more timeconsuming and require some trainingexplanation before they can be used properly 3 Informal assessment is perhaps a good term for what we re doing tonight giving feedback NOT attaching a grade 7 we re just trying to make some useful comments in the most constructive manner possible Here are some possible formats for informal assessment a Opening the door to selfassessment What did YOU think of your projectperformance Works best in a oneonone setting and is probably best done by the teacher not a peer I suspect that the best re ection comes out of performance tasks doing a skit or presentation not from preparation tasks writing a story or drawing a picture What do you think of your work How do you feel about it If you could do it again what elements would you keep What would you change What are you proudest of If you had more timespace what would you try to include i39