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How some Aboriginal students may be disenfranchised from engagement

May 6, 2013 | | 4 Comments

When we practice knowing the history of our own voices, we can be present and engaged with the voices of others.   Such is the goal of sociolinguistics. The topic on twitter #cdnedchat was about engaging our students. I made a … Read More

New Website Launched!

February 18, 2013 |

Welcome to my new website! A place where I write about what I am passionate about!

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Scales are better than percent.

February 18, 2013 |

I like to think in fluid systems and right now the greatest barrier to educational change is our reliance on software that focuses supporting a report card that requires a percent.  Whatever deconstructed factor model we develop, the percent report card will keep the systems from innovating. Let’s look at a percent: That is 100 decision making and feedback points.  And really, what exactly is the difference between an 85% and an 87%?   Read More

Stop measuring the Car Crash: End Percent

February 18, 2013 |

At the moment, the 75% on a report card signals the end of learning. It is like measuring 25% of the car is totalled; we won’t intervene and fix it, Read More

Assessment for the 21st Century

February 18, 2013 |

Assessment should not about assessing readiness to compete with other nations as much as it could be about creativity and the process of solving complex problems. Read More

Why not Multiple Choice? It is on the tip of my fingers

February 18, 2013 |

Yes, I do use multiple choice because they are means of dealing with the marking load until I can redesign a course.  Read More

A Vision of a Better Grading Software

February 18, 2013 |

The Culture of the Assessment Software

Culture is the “shared habits, values, memories and beliefs that unite a group of people  Read More

Grade for Tomorrow Not Today

February 18, 2013 |

I believe we have nearly passed through the Information Age that will continue log data exponentially and are about to enter into the Creative Age as Web 3.0 develops.  Read More

Grading Asynchronous Student Class work – P3

February 18, 2013 |

Part :3 Keeping UP 

  1. Recognize time is compressed:  A student will complete the number of hours of work for a course in a year or in a couple of months.  It will still take me the same amount of … Read More

Grading Asynchronous Student Class Work – P2

February 18, 2013 |

Part 2: Writing Comments

  1. Use a comment bank. Often I see several students completing the same errors or misconceptions. I keep comments on a comment bank that I can turn into a lesson.  I just use Word.  I sometimes will … Read More