Category Archives: Assessments

Student Response Systems

The key to an effective and engaging learning environment is that each student has a voice. Student Response Systems (SRS) allows for student voices to be shared in a myriad of ways.SRS are a formative assessment measure that allows students to … Continue reading

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Adaptive Learning and Other Educational Challenges

I subscribe to Dan Meyers’ blog because he thinks and writes with great clarity about the teaching of mathematics. I’m no mathematician, but good teaching techniques are cross-disciplinary, permitting me to apply many to the teaching of history. One of Dan’s recent … Continue reading

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Google Summit Comes to Connecticut

Attend the Google Summit in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 21 and 22. Stay for the Google Certified Apps Trainer bootcamp on June 23. For more details: http://connecticut.appsevents.com/  

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We don’t give our students enough credit

Last Thursday, we had a Department Day, causing me to hold a second consecutive class online (Tuesday’s class was online because I was at Teachers Helping Teachers). Since there was a test Friday, I had made the decision to allow … Continue reading

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CAIS Too Many Tools Event A Great Success! – Here are the notes…

Too Many Tools Event Dec 13th, 2012 Sponsored by the CAIS Commission on Technology, Too Many Tools was a wonderful glimpse into some of the current technologies that impact classroom teaching. Google Apps and Formative Assessment presented by David Saunders … Continue reading

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Automating Your Bias

This post is about research – and how the best of us can inadvertently misuse tools. An advisee came into my office to complain about a teacher. Listing to a kvetching student is not an unusual occurrence – gripes about … Continue reading

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The Power of Observation

Originally posted on The road to learning:
What you don’t give grades? In a recent #satchat (Saturday mornings 7:30 ET/PT) I mentioned how I assess my students though informal assessments and observation. This took a few people by surprise. My…

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