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The revisions, announced in broad terms in March, were fleshed out in detail Wednesday as the College Board released draft sample questions and a new framework for the 88-year-old test.
One sample question asks about this sentence: “The coming decades will likely see more intense clustering of jobs, innovation, and productivity in a smaller number of bigger cities and city-regions.”
Students are then asked whether “intense” most nearly means: (A) emotional; (B) concentrated; (C) brilliant; or (D) determined. The answer is B.
Other sample questions ask for analysis of a complex congressional speech on impeachment and for interpretation of data from a passage and informational graphic about turtle migration.
By using an ‘Intro>Criteria>Pros>Cons>Grade>Tips for Improvement’ structure I’m finding that I mark more effectively when recording Video Feedback. The immediate nature of me assessing the students essays/ blogs/ practical tasks and then being able to appear on the learners screen to address them by name and provide specific detail as to how they can amend is eliciting comparably specialised responses and improvements.
Besides the fact that it avoids the home-related problems of a traditional flip, the In-Class Flip has other advantages as well:
- The teacher can observe whether students are really watching. When attention starts to stray, the instructor can get students back on track right away. To boost accountability even more, try a platform like Educanon, which allows you to embed any video into an online multiple-choice assessment that you create yourself.
- The initial exposure to the video content has a better chance to sink in. The teacher can answer questions with more immediacy. And for students who struggle, the instructor can send them directly back to the video for a refresher.
- Hardware is (presumably) safer. There’s less risk of a device getting broken or lost if it remains in the classroom.
In a time when we ask more and more of our teachers this methodology enables the development of powerful learning resources in an efficient manner. It multiplies the value of each minute of class time and provides support to those students who are either absent or simply need to review concepts to internalize them. While it is not a technique to apply every lesson its value in compounding learning opportunities and learning styles is clear.
DSHA students (98%) responded to a technology survey in March/April 2014. Questions presented were about BYOD, social media, how they use technology for and at school. I made a brief video and shared highlights of our results with students, parents, and our faculty & staff.
Amber Rae Lambke and Kade Dworkin get together and begin to discuss some of who they are and some of the overarching thoughts they have on making a brand for a student regardless of whether they’re in high school, college or graduate programs.
Stanford grad advises on college admissions and your social media account.
A strong password:
Is at least eight characters long.
Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
Does not contain a complete word.
Is significantly different from previous passwords
- Contains uppercase, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols (like !&$#)
Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment collaborated with the community of Long Beach to talk about what’s really going on in Long Beach schools. They created a theater piece based on those real stories. Long Beach community members, alongside professional actors, performed the play at the Long Beach Art Center. It’s a real story about trauma and childhood PTSD, school discipline and suspensions, resiliency and restorative justice from the kids who live it everyday.
The average American student does not face an extraordinary homework burden, the assignment load has not increased meaningfully over the past 20 years, and parents are generally satisfied with the amount and quality of schoolwork assigned to their children.
Cats purr for all kinds of reasons, including communication and healing themselves. In this BrainStuff video, Cristen of Stuff Mom Never Told You explains how purring works and which cats can’t do it.