Edtech 521 Reflection Week 11

Quotes from Reading, Class Tasks, and Activities
Identify Assessment Types
Explore Assessments Tools for Online Environments
Develop Two Assessments to Evaluate Student Learning

Formative – monitors students learning and done in stages; measures progress of learning which can then be used to adjust to improve teaching or learning; usually does not involve grades

Helps to identify strengths and weaknesses;
Identifies problem areas more immediately
Concept map of a topic
Short description of lecture
Something which requires feedback
Summative – it evaluates student learning; demonstrates mastery; grade given to show depth of learning
-Carnegie Mellon Eberly Center

iNACOL Course Standards 2011 V2
Use multiple strategies and activities to assess student readiness  
1. Evaluation strategies consistent with course goals.
2. Provide feedback often
3. Make students continuously aware of progress
4. Assess in a variety of ways
5. Use rubrics
6. Grading policies should be easy to understand and clear
Re-evaluate my rubric; find if there are ways to clarify terms. 

Create a formative assessment.
How can I ensure that students are learning within the lesson/speaking?

Examine the goals of lesson
Provide feedback  
Provide more examples
Look at the guidelines in “Understanding Rubrics” in the “how to” section.
Examine the Common Core Standards; added a widget on the blog for easy access. 

Reading task:
Create a checklist post it on the site
Create a quiz in  Captivate

Speaking task:
Provide example of speaking exercise; use it to help clarify the rubric
-show main/detail
-show structure of main sentence
-high “predict” and future verbs

Using Rubrics
1. Improves performance, monitors, defines expectation
2. Makes students think more about their work and peers through self-evaluation and peer assessments.
3. Reduces the amount of evaluation needed to be done by teachers.  Clear, well-thought out rubrics does this.
4. Clear and easy to understand, and to articulate what students have learned.
Evaluation terms should clearly defined
Week 11 Assessment and Evaluation Lesson Revision

Below is my asynchronous lesson on speaking.  Unlike traditional speaking activities this is designed for students to independently but through delayed feedback from the instructors and peers. To review these were steps used to create the lesson.

Week 8 – Identify and develop a need for the learn and then plan a lesson.
Week 9 – Determine the learning styles: audio, visual, or kinesthetic.  Determine the teaching style: teacher-centered or learner-centered.
Week 10 – Revise for special needs and Universal Design for Learning.
Week 11 – Revise the lesson through assessment and rubrics. 

This past week I did research to better understand formative and summative assessment and rubrics.  I created a checklist and added it for the first task of the lesson to help students manage themselves.  For the second task, I revised my rubric for speaking.  I tried to clarify the category of “sentence structure” by providing an example and highlighting the key requirements.  Students will also use this to do peer reviews.  After trying out several different tools for uploading the content, I decided to use Wix. There are a lot of nice features and it also supports SWF files.  I personally didn’t use any interactive videos for this lesson but tried it out, and it does work with Captivate files. Wix is not an LMS, so on the downside, students cannot post their assignments.

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