A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

The Benefits of a Just-in-Time Flipped Class

Fractus Learning

By that, I mean that I am required to provide and follow a syllabus that lines up a course of study and learning objectives for my students and details how and when they will be assessed. In practice, it works this way: my students do readings, online lectures, activities and an assessment outside of class, before class, which forms the outside-of-class system. I use Google Forms to construct this online assessment.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The AP on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow : “Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio ’s then- largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Smartly has launched its free, online MBA program. ” Via Education Week : “High-achieving North Carolina 8th graders who took Algebra 1 online performed worse than similar students who took the course in a traditional classroom, according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades.