Magazine article Technology & Learning

Learning.Com

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Learning.Com

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This is one in a series of posts about our year-old pilot with the STEM Web site Learning.com. The site allows teachers to assign math, science, and technology lessons or units.

Formative and Summative Assessments: The feature that our students and teachers most enjoy is the ability for students to gather immediate feedback. This provides students with a real sense of motivation that their work--evening game playing--is being viewed as skill progress. Students feel comfortable going back and reviewing videos.

We, as a district, are working on making decisions based on formative assessments and have been experimenting with making quizzes using Google forms and the widget, Flubaroo, to grade the quizzes. This process gave us some minimal data to make decisions on. After we had the students take a quick math quiz using our Google form, we created an assessment using learning.com. These questions are lengthy and can include diagrams. After we had the students take both assessments that covered the same standards, we discussed which was more challenging and reviewed their scores. …

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