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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Teacher made test...

I have learned so much this semester about creating test. I now understand why we should have a good mix or a variety of at least three different types of questions included in a test. In the past I primarily gave multiple choice test to prepare my students for the state board exam. But I now see how placing a variety of test questions in one test will help meet the needs of all of my students. I really like the idea of saving a free/response short answer or essay question until the end of the test after the student has had time to warm up during the evaluation. I am also pleased to learn about modified true and false questions, and fill-in-the-blank assessments. In addition, by using all capital letters to identify responses will be helpful to clarify answers. I have acquired a lot of valuable information which I look forward to using in generating future test.


pnesbitt1 said...

Angie, I share some of your comments. I also learned that it is a good ideal to have 3 different types of questions and modifing true and false questions.

Becky said...

I agree with you about learning alot this semester. I never thought about having different types of questions either. I can see why that would be important due to different types of learners. I have heard students in the past say " I hate true/false" or " I love matching". I guess this way we do not cater to one type of learner or another. I have always used scantron due to the number of test that I have to grade, but I guess this is not really fair to those students that benefit from the modified true/false or the one's that like short answer. I will use more variety as well ;)