Tag Archives: feedback

Taking @educonphilly into my Virtual Classroom

Two previous posts discussed my experiences at EduCon 2.8: Narrating Privacy without Fear and Listening to Voices. The entire weekend itself was valuable, but it would be a waste to merely attend, write about it, and then close my notebook, never … Continue reading

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Communicate 4.1.2 – Rubric Redesign #eteachertool

 Communicate 4.1.2 – Rubrics Quest Rubrics make grading easier and fairer. They help teachers evaluate subjective criteria by providing a list of objectives. Most teachers by now are familiar with the grid rubric, which is a good way of showing … Continue reading

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GAVS – Differentiation based on Data

Evaluate 3.1.1 – Differentiation Part of creating a personalized learning experience is differentiation, and virtual teachers need to consider differentiation in three areas: materials and resources, assessments, and evaluation. In my “title” post I addressed ways a teacher can provide … Continue reading

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GAVS – Using the Data

Evaluate 2.1.1 – Data Driven Instruction, Analytics, Reporting Tools When discussing Learning Management Systems, I blogged about the types of data an LMS can provide and how a teacher can use data to guide instruction. Now, as I focus on evaluation, … Continue reading

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GAVS – Quality Feedback

Evaluate 1.1.2 – Quality Feedback Quality feedback, as I discuss here and here, helps correct mistakes, suggest areas for growth, and recognizes students’ strengths. Below is the prompt from the Fall 2013 Georgia High School Writing Test and two excerpts from … Continue reading

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GAVS – Formative Assessment

Evaluate 1.1.1 – Formative Assessment In this next and final series of blog posts, I address how virtual teachers can and should assess their students. The topics covered offer ideas on how to evaluate students in a virtual classroom, but … Continue reading

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GAVS – Sharing Your Learning Objects

Create 4.1.3 – Aggregating Lesson Material The last few posts discussed how using Web 2.0 tools and learning objects can increase student engagement and help differentiate instruction. Although these tools are easy to find and use, they are only helpful … Continue reading

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GAVS – The Synchronous Session

Communicate 4.3.1 The Synchronous Session If discussion boards are the heart of the online course, we may think of the synchronous sessions as its heartbeat. People connect and form friendships by sharing experiences. Sometimes these experiences are in the past, … Continue reading

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GAVS- Giving Digital Feedback

Communicate 4.2.2 – Digital Feedback When giving authentic, effective feedback, the online instructor wants to use a variety of online tools to keep the message motivational and relevant but not nagging. There are times for generalized praise, as in the … Continue reading

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GAVS – Sample Assignment and Feedback

Communicate 4.2.1 – Feedback This post will be in two parts. Part one will offer an assignment designed for a 9th or 10th grade Language Arts course. Although my focus is online learning, this assignment works with a blended class, … Continue reading

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