Monday, June 27, 2011

Brain Pop Gameup

Brain Pop has added a new free feature to its site. These games are free and some have a free Brain Pop movie to go with them. You also can create your own games to play and create an account for your students to create games. For those of you who teach to the myltiple intelligences, this is an easy way to get students to review content while creating a game. Click on the following link to go to the page:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Defining Mastery

Late Work

How Much Should Homework Count

Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs Part 2

Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs Part 1

Formative and Summative Assessments

“When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative assessment; when the customer tastes the soup, that’s summative assessment.” (Brookhart, 1999)
Feedback That Fits
Chapter 2. Questions and Answers About Formative Assessment

WIDA Focus on Formative Assessment|Wisconsin Center for Education Research|University of Wisconsin–Madison| 3


Check out this website that offers a free site for assessing math readiness in number sense, fractions, and decimals.

Chapters from books:
Front Cover
(Chapters 1-4) By Rick Wormeli. Looking for the link between assessment and differentiation? In Wormeli’s thinking, assessment is a crucial component of the differentiated classroom. With formative assessment for example, we can give students great feedback, but remember that formative assessment also often suggests a need for using different techniques and strategies with our students. This book responds to that need.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Classroom Assessment & Grading that Work

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Great site to use for social networking in a protected environment for students. You can assign work, post polls, etc. on this site. As the administrator you have total control over the content that a student publishes. (I had a student make a comment that was inappropriate and it was immediatly forwarded to my inbox, of course I deleted the students account).


For the last five years my students have published a book using StudenTreasures. Studentreasures provides the templates for each book. The organization request that at least one of the books be a class book and they also request that you give parents and other adults in the students life an opportunity to purchase an additional book by sending home a flyer about the book before it is published.
Student Authors