Student engagement

A Future of Making

Last week was the Week of Making, an annual celebration of the Maker Movement and its impact on education.  Most notably, the White House Maker Faire kicked off with hundreds of amazing submissions. Check out their blog. To celebrate and learn from students and educators in the Maker Movement, I decided to bring my entire core…

Gradeable is now FREE. Here’s why.

Gradeable is happy to announce that we now offer a free version of our time-saving assessment and analytics platform to enable frequent, high quality feedback and formative assessment. Why are we choosing to make our assessment tools free for teachers? Students deserve assessment to empower diversity in learning and thinking, not stifle it. Machine-scorable bubble sheet testing…

4 Common Grading Problems, Solved by Gradeable

Assessment can be so annoying!  Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, you can relate to the frustration.  Gradeable offers solutions that teachers can use to solve the following grading issues have withstood the test of time: #1: “My students keep losing their assessments!” As teachers, we know the feeling of handing a paper back and having the…

ProTip Wednesday: 8 Ways to Make Students Care

“Why do I have to learn this?” “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Building real-world relevancy to answer that big why question is something that all teachers grapple with. Why should students care about the Pythagorean Theorem or learn how to create a stem and leaf plot? Establishing the connection…

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning – Edudemic

More on one of our themes this week: project-based learning.  We’re big fans!

get-educated:

From Edudemic: Project-Based Learning is a fluid technique to enhance learning that really looks nothing like projects as they’re described below. For example, in a PBL scenario, the teacher’s work is typically done prior to the start of the project, it’s graded on a clearly defined rubric, and has driving questions that keep the learning going.