Schools and teachers are constrained by accountability and assessment regimes. However, in my experience schools and teachers have a great deal of agency - they can and do respond very differently to similar external pressures. For example ...continue reading "Teachers have more power than they think"
High stakes summative assessment drives practice in schools (because these are the metrics against which schools and teachers are judged). Traditional exams, which are the predominant form of summative assessment, cannot capture evidence about many 'learning outcomes' that are seen as being critical - such as collaboration, real problem solving, creativity, or persistence. AI, in the form of data mining, may offer a solution. ...continue reading "AI and assessment – mining learning outcomes"
I have some old (ex OU) equipment that needs a new home:
- A range of data logging equipment (which should probably be kept as one set)
- 3 Digiscope digital microscopes
- A set of EZClickpro clicker and infra red sensor (class response system)
Ideally we'd like to give this kit (free) to a school, maker space or ...continue reading "Old data logging kit looking for a good home"