How to Easily Assess Writing in Google Docs
WriQ is currently a FREE tool that helps teachers assess writing in Google Docs. This Google Chrome extension helps teachers not only assess writing, including grammar, punctuation, spelling and more but also helps teachers track progress over time.
The Literary Maven: Grading Policies for Middle & High School: Making It Meaningful & Increasing Student Accountability
The red pen is mighty, but are you maximizing its impact? Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed what work is graded and what work isn't, and how to hold students accountable for implementing feedback. Teachers also shared their experiences with standards based grading, thoughts on students grading themselves, and tips for making grading easier. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
Grading Writing: My philosophy to help students become better writers
Engaging teaching strategies and learning resources for middle school ELA and high school English students.
The Literary Maven: Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, & 20% Time: How to Individualize Student Learning
How do you individualize instruction in your classroom and allow students to pursue their interests? Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the types of individualized learning they use in their classroom: project based learning, Genius Hour, and 20% time, and how they got started and introduced it to students. Teachers also shared past PBL units, final products, successes and obstacles. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
Make Project-Based Learning Fit Your Students' Needs
If you have been wondering about project based learning this is THE post for you. Everything you need to know to get started!
Aligning Assessments with Learning Objectives - Teach Online
When you are creating a course, strive to design with the end in mind. After you have established a set of measurable learning objectives for your course, work to develop assessments that are aligned with your stated learning objectives. Think of the learning objectives as a set of skills, knowledge, or abilities that your students will be able to demonstrate a mastery of at the end of the course. Then consider the assessments as a way for the student to prove they are capable of that…