Rationale for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Why would you use it? Concept Mapping This activity provides an observable action of the student’s patterns of understanding related to a central idea or concept. Concept mapping serves several purposes: Helps students brainstorm and generate new ideas Encourages students to discover new concepts and the propositions that connect them Allows[…]

Concept Mapping

Tools for Formative Assessment Concept Mapping Basic Strategy Concept maps are drawings or diagrams used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down into specific topics. Why would you use[…]

Using VoiceThread in Canvas

Why use VoiceThread? VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded[…]

VoiceThread: A Collaborative, Learner Centered Tool

VoiceThread is a learning tool that holds essentially any type of media (presentations, images, documents, audio, video and more). VoiceThread can be used to add interaction and active learning to any course, whether face to face, blended or online. VoiceThread is an easy way to add audio to presentations. Use VoiceThread if you looking for[…]