Mrs A's Blog

My Rambling Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

Assessment

Game On!

Gamification  is an interesting concept that if implemented well can chanage the way your classroom works.  Below is the resources I have put together for my presentation at #ELHst13. At a time when we are all trying to provide individualized and differentiated courses for our students finding ways to engage and give our students choices […]

Do I Need to Know This For The Test Ma’am?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about assessment in the classroom lately. And I’m trying to get my head around how much especially in the Senior Years (11 and 12) we bombard kids with formal assessment.    I’m talking about the assessment that we give at the end of a topic or unit.  The […]

Quiz Me!

Spent some time investigating Online Quiz sites over the last week – for an idea I’m having for differentiated learning…  While I haven’t worked out the fine details I thought that I would share what I discovered on Quiz sites.  Here are my favourites from my investigation… eQuizShow (http://equizshow.com/) Create and browse quizes. Set out […]

Gamified World

I’ve not posted for a little while as I’ve been super busy.  I decided to take a Course on Gamification.  And while I thoroughly enjoyed the course it took up a bit more of my time than I thought it would.  However the time spent on it was well worthwhile as I have come away with a […]

2012 the Year that was…

This year was a good year…  A tough year…  however as I reflect back I’m hoping 2013 will be an even better year… At the begining of this year I blogged that… So this year 2012 is going to be my year of PASSION.  I’m finding my passion again.  I’m finding me. I guess the […]

School is a Game… And the Rules have Changed…

I am sorry I haven’t posted my findings sooner, however a very significant and wonderful lady in my life passed away and I have needed the time to gather my thoughts and celebrate her lifetime. Last time I looked at Gamification and the research I had found.  I have now sort of put into practice […]

Pen and Paper…. That’s Soooooooooo Last Year…

This is a presentation was given at Expanded Learning Horizons Conference (#ELHSTECH) a few weeks ago as part of a TIM (The Idea Matters) Talk.  After a number of discussions since then I have decided to add the presentation here to continue the conversation. Please be aware that these thoughts are my own based on […]

If You Don’t Know the Answer…

The only time in your life you need to memorise an answer is at school.  Once you leave school if you don’t know the answer you look it up, you Google it, you ask a colleague, a friend, an expert.  This point has bothered me ever since I took the subject “Business Law” at uni […]

Use of IT in Assessment…

Last week I presented at the 2012 QSA Conference as part of a Panel Discussion.  The theme for the conference was Shaping teaching and learning: The assessment factor,  this topic allowed for many interesting discussions to occur about assessment and the purpose of teaching and learning. In particular of intersted was the conversations surrounding High […]