Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Note on Assessment

Ross Todd on Evidence-Based Practice states, “You must make clear statements based on concrete evidence that your students have benefited from your lessons.” As teachers work through the Developmental and Proficient stages of Collaborative Apprenticeship, progressing toward Mastery, we will encourage them to gather evidence to highlight how the technology of blogging plays a role in boosting student achievement, in shaping attitudes and in constructing a more effective learning environment. We will also encourage teachers to comment on the integrated use of technology on report cards. This evidence will help us encourage other staff members to adopt the use of integrated technology and will help us evaluate our progress in meeting school goals.

Hopefully by this time next year, most teachers in our school will be using blogs successfully with students. At this point we will assess the effectiveness of the Collaborative Apprenticeship Model to determine if we will continue to use this approach to introduce further Web 2.0 tools.

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