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Socrative – Sistema smart per verifiche, quesiti, quiz e sondaggi

Socrative – Sistema smart per verifiche, quesiti, quiz e sondaggi.

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TeachersFirst – Rubrics to the Rescue: What Are Rubrics

TeachersFirst – Rubrics to the Rescue: What Are Rubrics.

… Rubrics aren’t an assessment alone – but also a teaching and learning tool. They convey the teacher’s expectations and they provide students with a concrete print out or electronic file showing what they need to do for the specific project…

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The past tense of open badges

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Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. I don’t quite see it that way.

It is true they are uneasy bedfellows. As Mark Smithers observes…

“It’s interesting that the reaction to open badges from senior academic managers is often to dismiss them as being child like and akin to collecting a badge for sewing at scouts.”

…and…

“I also suspect that traditional higher education providers will resist providing them because they don’t fit in with traditional academic perceptions of achievement and credentialing.”

I wonder if these academics have consulted their own faculties of education?

Of course, open badges and college degrees are not mutually exclusive. If a particular university can overcome its initial prejudice, it will see badges for what they really are: representations of achievement – just like those pieces of paper they dole out at graduation ceremonies.

There is no reason why…

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