Documenting Learning in New Zealand

Educators in New Zealand have a number of qualitative ways to document student learning, from infants onward, including “Learning Stories” and more.

Examples of Documenting Learning

Anecdotal evidence, gathered from observations, evidence from formative assessment tasks, student or parent voice – all are valid ways of identifying areas where students may need modified instruction.

Gathering evidence about student achievement serves two roles in a teaching inquiry. It helps to identify who the students are, what their learning needs are and which modifications to teaching and learning approaches might work best, against which you can monitor and measure the actual impact on different students, and adjust and adapt practice accordingly. 

 

Biology of Plants

Biology of Plants provides students with a clear, accurate introduction to plants as living things, plant growth, plant parts, making food, pollination, seed dispersal and adaptations.

Get Started with Podcasting

In preparing for a podcasting workshop this week, I’ve been collecting new podcasting tutorials.  Some helpful finds: How to Podcast: Four Basic Steps – Plan, produce, publish, promote… How to Podcast – from Podcasting Tools Howstuffworks “How to Create Your Own Podcast” Make Your First Podcast How to Create Your …

How to access audio books from RFBD

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic – For 60 years, RFB&D, a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has produced accessible educational materials for students with disabilities that make reading standard print difficult or impossible. Titles available in every subject area and grade level from kindergarten …

Sites for Kids to Publish Online

In response to a query from a teacher on behalf of her first grader who wants to ‘get into publishing,’ here are some links to online sites that encourage or allow students to publish their work online: Tips for children publishing on the Internet. | NetAlert – From the Australian …

Learn a Foreign Language Online – for free!

  Mango Languages – HomeMango beta is an online language learning system freely available to everyone. Learn at your own pace with a suite of features that make language learning more engaging and fun. (tags: multilingual free cooltools tutorials language/foreignlang)

10 ways to use your edublog to teach

From Edublogs themselves (the folks who host this blog and will host your education-oriented blog for free, too!), here are ten ways to-use your edublog to teach. From discussions to newsletters, sharing lessons, materials and assignments to posting events and dates, here are concrete ways a blog can enhance your …

SchoolNetAfrica.net

SchoolNetAfrica is a pan-African education portal for practitioners, policymakers and school communities across the continent with resources in English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Arabic. SchoolNetAfrica is made up of the African Education Knowledge Warehouse: SchoolNet Centre, which has tools and resources to support national SchoolNets Policy Centre, which provides resources …