Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success

Although most people probably associate the term “assessment” with quizzes and exams, in reality these high-stakes activities represent a small subset of assessment opportunities. Educationally, assessments can be broken into two larger categories: summative and formative. Most of our experience with assessment usually comes in the form of summative assessment. We have our students take […]

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them)

How schools respond to the growth of mobile devices will affect generations of students and their readiness for college and the workforce. It will also impact how well teachers, administrators, and staff do their jobs. We must all do our best to ensure that accessibility and quality remain top priorities as technology develops.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz388FDxZoI

Source: www.opencolleges.edu.au

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Why Connectivity Matters

Blended classrooms and innovations in education technology are changing the way students learn. As educators, we can teach our students how to utilize online connectivity in ways that support individual interests and passions, and help students meet their own academic and personal goals.

Source: gettingsmart.com

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Ebook Series Explores Digital Media and Learning — MacArthur Foundation

A series of eBooks available for free download goes behind the research in the field of digital media and learning to show how young people learn, play, and participate in the world around them, applying new tools, values, and ideas. The books include articles, blog posts, videos, and interviews published between 2009 and 2013 at the MacArthur-supported Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, an online publication that explored the intersection between technology and education. The 10 ebooks are divided by topics such as civic participation, digital literacy, games and social impact, mobile learning, and the digital divide. The final book includes conversations with more than a dozen thought leaders, reflecting on how the field has changed and where it is headed next.  – See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/publications/ebook-series-explores-digital-media-and-learning/#sthash.JbnpEOdq.dpuf

Source: www.macfound.org

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