March 2018

Blooms Taxonomy Guide for Multiple-Choice Questions and Question Stems in Formative Assessment

By |2019-02-22T22:20:50+00:00March 1st, 2018|

How to use, measure, and track Bloom's Taxonomy in your Question Stems and Multiple Choice Questions According to Edglossary  "Blooms Taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding." It's currently fashionable to bash multiple choice questions [...]

September 2017

Formative Assessment Tools and the Art of Teaching

By |2018-02-22T00:04:53+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Formative Assessment Tools and the Science of Teaching There are two critical keys to exceptional teaching. The first, effective transmission of content and skills as measured by formative assessment (short and medium cycle) and summative assessment. This scientific approach to student mastery relies on rigorous measurement. It is the key to identifying what doesn't work and improving on what does. [...]

August 2017

Implementing Educational Technology: the SAMR Model

By |2017-08-14T11:04:43+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Exploring the challenges of introducing technology in the classroom using the SAMR Model. Are you one of those "Tech Savvy" teachers? You know who you are. You’re that “tech savvy” teacher that your peers sometimes don’t know what to think about, but when something breaks, or they need a new idea, you’re their first stop. Perhaps [...]

October 2016

Multiple Choice Item Bank and Quiz Builder Resource

By |2016-10-11T15:25:43+00:00October 11th, 2016|

Question Item Bank for Assessment for LearningIn part one of this series Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy. We examined concerns around the validity of multiple choice questions and recommended their use in low-stakes formative assessment. To help you save time, we are sharing this item bank and quiz builder provided by the U.S. Department of Education [...]