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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

Testing All Teachers!

Creating tests have always been a test for me. I was surprised to find that I was doing alot of things correctly when creating tests in the past. I have never liked to print a test from a CD or website. That's simply because I don't trust anyone else's information. I tell my students the same thing. Also, I've always created the tests with the students' point of view in mind. Asking myself over and over again "will the student understand this?" Of course, I have been doing alot of things incorrectly. I will use the modified true/false testing method to ensure that students really do understand the subject matter. I will no longer place my multiple choice answer responses in a linear pattern, but will only place them in columns so that students can understand more clearly. Lastly, I will not copy information verbatim from the textbook.

1 comment:

Freda said...

Pamela, I have made the mistake of using some of the tests from the Georgia disc and I agree with you, it is not a good idea to trust others information to test students. You really do need to think of the students when preparing a test. Like you, the modified true/false questions really is a better way of testing students understanding; I plan to use this type of question on future tests. From this class I gained a lot of information that will help me prepare a more organized and thoughtful test.