Thursday, 23 December 2010

Artichoke Blog: Pedagogical Promiscuity and "Assessment for Learning.

What kind of “assessment for learning” is appropriate in the age of Google and Wikipedia? Facebook and You Tube? Smart phones and text messaging? Twitter and blogging? (after Manovich on Soft Cinema).

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

SOLO Taxonomy: Defining Bread with HOT Maps and Rubrics

Bridging the Gap Cluster Lead Teacher Andrea Jamieson introduces the HOT DEFINE Map and self-assessment rubric to students at Waterlea School. They are learning how to sort for relevance and self assess learning outcomes in the context of bread.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Audioboo: Recording and sharing sound

"Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. This free version allows you to create audio up to 5 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the web. You can add titles, tags, geolocation info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and we'll save all that with the file. The audio can then be shared with your followers or via Facebook, Twitter & more social networks by managing your account at"

iPhone, iPad, iTouch App - Rated 12 +

Monday, 20 September 2010

SOLO Taxonomy: HOT Sequence Map and Procedural Writing

Deanne Rose (Lead Teacher) from Jean Batten School in Mangere, Auckland describes how she uses SOLO Taxonomy and a HOT Sequence Map and self-assessment rubric to enhance her Y5 to 6 students' literacy learning outcomes in procedural writing.