Friday, October 9, 2009

T and T A15 Oct 9, 2009

Important Ideas #4 and 5

Did you have to teach your parents anything? Or did they do almost all the teaching?

Some Characteristics of Digital Natives - from Grown Up Digital

Can We Do This Better?
Ken Robinson - Creativity in Schools

Computer as worksheet, dict, encyc, calculator, etc. What are you going to do with it?

Video, etc - the new 'essay' - think about LwICT presentation

    Beginning Assessment - starting with your own assignments.

           - rubrics redux - know when to throw it away. Leave yourself some wiggle room.
           - marking according to Bloom?  

                     Knows and Comprehends - m/c, fill in blank, one answer, etc
                     Analyze and Apply - rework old data for a new situation?
                     Synthesize and Evaluate - create new learning?

           - choose carefully what you want to mark.  "Once you mark it, the learning stops"
           - strategies for marking


Searching beyond google

Note: File sharing is possible at (PC, Mac or Linux) if you don't want to use Google Docs or other alternatives.

When Youtube is blocked (eight ways around it)

A long list of Web 2 tools for you and your students from SolutionWatch

Free online Concept Mapping -,

Here are some plagiarism checkers on the web: (Thanks Matt!!!)

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