Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Here is a discussion by a teacher on how he uses next gen assessments for formative assessment in his classroom. Many school districts are adopting a similar format. This is well thought out with some practical ideas. See if it is a fit. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How next-generation assessments can improve learning
Next-generation assessments can personalize learning and improve instruction, asserts Todd Beach, district curriculum lead at Independent School District 196 in Rosemount, Minn. In this blog post, Beach defines next-generation assessments and describes how the district uses them. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (5/7)Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Here are some great ideas for virtual field trips. With the new global world view our students are bombarded with, this is a great way to help education them about the places that impact their lives. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Tips to use virtual field trips in the classroom

Cairo - The Mother Of The World
(Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
Virtual field trips tied to the curriculum through guided lessons can engage students in their learning while exploring the world, author Barbara Blackburn writes. In this article, she describes a social studies lesson based on a virtual tour of the Louvre Museum's Egyptian Antiquities exhibit, and offers links to other virtual tours as well as tips for math and language arts classes. MiddleWeb (4/26)Bookmark and Share