The Peer Assessment log is a treasure trove for any teacher who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their students. If you want to know how students really think and write, don’t read their essays, read what they write for consumption by Continue reading
Sometimes kids get hold of the wrong end of the stick en masse. A great example is copyright – the right to copy. A quick sampling of students’ peer feedback statements reveals that approx. 50% of statements that mention copyright see it as some kind of a crime. Here’s a quick sampler of the 20+ most recent examples:
- It is copying someones work and is illegal and this is called copyright.
- Because copyright is an act of Continue reading
I got a thought-provoking email this morning from Michael Harrington at Batley Business & Enterprise College. In the context of the undeniable inconvenience of logins and passwords, Michael pointed out
A boy logging in and doing someone else’s work is making far more progress than sat complaining he cannot login!
In the past, I have Continue reading
If your students tend to act before they think, you will love the way we have just upgraded the very core of Yacapaca. The quiz template now has ‘flow state’ management.
Instead of thinking the question through, weaker students, especially, click on the Continue reading