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18 Ways Teachers Can Use Google+ Hangouts

Below is a wonderful article about the amazing uses for the video-conferencing feature of the new Network from Google –> Hangouts. These are videochats that sync up with Google Docs and a few other Google apps to allow for some … Continue reading

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Why don’t we get rid of grades?

So here is an idea, and I will admit this is a radical and potentially game-changing idea for teachers, but… Why don’t we get rid of grades?!? I know what you are going to say, “We can’t actually get rid … Continue reading

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The Importance of Formative Assessments

Rebecca Alber wrote an article for Edutopia (here) on this where she made the statement,  “Formative assessments are about checking for understanding in an effective way in order to guide our instruction…  And if we use them correctly, and often, … Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Grades

“What do grades actually mean?” I wonder what the answer would be if we were to pose this question to other faculty here and elsewhere… Are grades snapshots of work? Are they benchmarks that relate to content mastery and understanding? … Continue reading

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