Better Lab Reports Through Peer Assessment using Peergrade.io – by Laura Wodlinger

Have you always wanted to have your student improve their peer assessment skills but didn’t know how to do it anonymously?  Well look no further! Say hello to Peergrade.io.  Peergrade.io is a free website that allows teachers to provide a rubric for students to use assess peer assignments. The website allows teachers to see student assignments and the feedback they provide to their peers, while keeping everything anonymous for the students.

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Thanks Laura!!!

BETTER LAB REPORTS THROUGH PEER ASSESSMENT USING PEERGRADE.IO – submitted by LAURA WODLINGER

Peergrade.io is a free website that allows teachers to provide a rubric for students to use assess peer assignments. The website allows teachers to see student assignments and the feedback they provide to their peers, while keeping everything anonymous for the students. Continue reading

Open-book, collaborative quiz: Recipe for engagement – by Michael Jansen

I’ve written about incentivizing students as a way towards engagement. I recently hit upon a great idea — a real brain wave. AP Chemistry students completed a challenging lab where they carried out (and analyzed) a bunch of redox reactions. Afterwards, we had a discussion, which included repeating several of the reactions as teacher demonstrations, with explanations along the way.

Click here for the entire article originally published in Chem13 News.  

Many thanks to Chem13 News for permission to provide this link to our readers.

Meet the #SinglePointRubric | Cult of Pedagogy – submitted by Sandra Gambarotto

The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. Try one for yourself and let us see it! Lots of potential applications to tasks in your science class.

Source: Meet the #SinglePointRubric | Cult of Pedagogy

Thanks to Sandra for the submission

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING & FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

By Brandon Zoras.

Using the AirPlay feature on the iPad/iPod/iPhone you are able to display the screen of the device onto a computer (mirroring).  If it’s a class set or one single device, you can make lessons more interactive by displaying students work on the projector, pass around the device and have the lesson more interactive. Continue reading