Sunday, April 13, 2014

Journal post #11

Chapter 11: engaging students in performance assessment and reflective learning.

Focus question:
what is performance assessment for teachers and for students?
performance assessment for teachers is how professors and supervisors evaluate someone who is  preparing to become a teacher. The evaluation consists of the academic and classroom performance all this takes place when your observed teaching a classroom my either mentor teachers and college supervisor.performance assessment for students this is when teachers evaluate the learning process  of every student in the class throughout the school year. in mostly all the schools as a teacher will be expected to give out report cards provide feedback either written or oral also some times do conferences with family and the student discussing the students progress.By conferences you can discuss how you as a teacher can help and get feedback from the student and their family.

Tech tools:
Surveymonkey is a neat easy to use online surveys tool you can take surveys on any topic that you are interested in helps you to also collect informatiom its free for a basic subscription which means 10 questions and no more than a 100 responses.For a pro subscription seventeen dollars a month which includes unlimited surveys and responses. If i were to become a teacher, I would must definitely enjoy using this tool in the beginning of the school year.For example asking students how they would enjoy the class to be and also if the student is a visual or non visual learner.Of course as a teacher it would be preferable to use the pro subscription.

summary and connection:
Chapter 11 discusses the use of assessments in schools,examine the components how both students and teachers can take part of it. Also it discussed the features of digital  portfolio which is great to read about  since we are going to do a teacher webpage eporfolio. This chapter also included ways to promote students involvement such as online surveys and using clickers to anonymously respond to questions posted by a teacher. clickers was first introduced to me in 8th grade i remember this very clearly because everyone in my class loved using it. I personally liked that it was anonymous, so if i answered wrong i wouldn't feel embarrassed also it was a great way for the teacher to know what we needed to work on more. I would definitely use clickers in the future.

Textbook - Maloy, Robert, Verock-O’Loughlin,Ruth-Ellen, Edwards, Sharon A., and Woolf, Beverly Park (2011). Transforming Learning with New Technologies. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. Clickers are a great tool - now we use Socrative and Infuse Learning (web based programs) as a way to do the same thing but with students using their own mobile devices. Also, you can actually use Google Forms (one of the options under Google Accounts/Drive) as a way to do the same thing as Survey Monkey, but without any restrictions - just free! :)