Given it is exam season is approaching and back channel conversations will no doubt seen revisit the issue of comparable outcomes and comparable performance, I thought that I would refresh my think and understanding. I am sure it will be a topic of conversation at next months SISRA data conference and again following each results season infinitude. Here is how I had defined comparable outcomes .... Read more and bookmark.
At the back end of January ‘10 I was reading the research findings by Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue. In a nutshell, Karpicke’s research shows that practicing retrieval is an even more effective strategy than engaging in elaborative studying. Given that it is now fast approaching revision season, here it is again (a “thank you” to .... Read more and bookmark.
Google has all kinds of clever search commands that save you time and I am often surprised that our staff and students do not know about them; weather forecasts, time zones, definitions, sports results, calculations, drive times, file types. Honing your “Google fu” is a CPD session that I should run, but have not run yet. And last week one of my favourite Google tips returned. .... Read more and bookmark.
Yesterday afternoon, I raced out of school at 3:55 to make it home with just enough time to make a cup of tea and rev up the PC, in preparation for ”The data debate: the use and future of data in schools – live chat.” Together with numerous edutwitterati; @CharlotteSISRA, @simonwarburton, @GiftedPheonix and @chrishildrew and a few more, and interested teachers, we discussed .... Read more and bookmark.
Even more of the progress measures… as communicated by Bill Watkin, Operational Director, SSAT. As you may or may not already know. The ‘empty boxes’ will count as zero. That is students who sat fewer than eight of the required qualifications will receive a zero is that qualification box. So in converting the grades to points, you add up the total points and then divide .... Read more and bookmark.
Today, we ran a mini trial of Exit Ticket (ET). A catalytic hot bed of learner activity and more importantly instant feedback. Feedback to the students and to the teacher. Connect with the learning in your classroom, instantly. - that is my cheesy kicker, not their polished branding. Setting up an account was straight forward, writing a quiz and connecting with students, all pretty straight .... Read more and bookmark.