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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Formative Assessment

Find and share ideas for checking in with students during a project, class, or semester to assess their learning and see if content or instruction needs adjusting.

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Learn about the importance of formative assessment and explore engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

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Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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Badges and the Common Core

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber proposes integrating gamers' badges as an assessment and motivational model for teaching the Common Core.

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Redefining Learning Through Screencasting

Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher looks at the SAMR Model as she walks us through ways to redefine learning through screencasting.

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Parents: Start with the A

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson suggests starting the school year with inspiration and enthusiasm by treating every child as an A student.

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Don't Forget to Play!

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller makes a strong case for why a sense of play and an embrace of failure are both integral parts of the learning process.

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Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.

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Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, recently returned from this year's PBL World Conference, presents a few of his big takeaways about critical assessment.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community
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Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community

With a curriculum based upon Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization. Students are highly engaged and present portfolios of their work every...

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Thinking Big About Engagement
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Thinking Big About Engagement

Even the smallest concepts become big enough to grasp in this middle school science class, where teacher Rob Olazagasti gives students opportunities to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.

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What Exactly Is "Understanding?" And How Do We Assess It?

Blogger Terry Heick looks at the nebulous term "understanding" and how its many interpretations can make student assessment so difficult.

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Making Sure They Are Learning
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Making Sure They Are Learning

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

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Edutopia's 10 Big Ideas to Improve Public Education
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10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.

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