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Scott Habeeb's Blog – December 2009 Archive (4)

Google Custom Searches (made with Jing)

Not necessarily directly AFL related, but here is a quick video that you might find useful. It's about creating Google Custom Searches. The video was made with Jing.

Just click on the link below:

Using Google Custom Search (made with Jing)

Added by Scott Habeeb on December 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Assessment FOR Learning - Philosophy v. Procedures

I was in a workshop today with members of our Central Office and teachers and administrators from each school in our school system. The purpose of the workshop was to apply AFL to our division's AFL endeavors. Today we assessed each school's progress with AFL and our division's progress as a whole. We had discussions and made plans for how we need to move forward based on how things have or haven't been going so far. So we assessed our… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on December 9, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Assessment FOR Learning - A quick and easy indicator

As teachers attempt to incorporate AFL strategies into their daily practices it is helpful to have criteria to determine the "AFL-ishness" of an activity. Here are two (but by no means the only) questions a teacher can ask to reflect on how a specific activity falls in line with AFL principles.

1. Did the activity I did in class today allow my students to leave my room knowing what they need to know, what they do and don't know, and what they need to do to improve?

2. Did… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on December 7, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments


This post is excerpted from an article written by Stephen Chappuis and Richard Stiggins. It was originally published in Educational Leadership in 2002 and was then reprinted in the book, Assessment FOR Learning: An Action Guide for School Leaders. While professional reading can sometimes be dry, Chappuis and Stiggins really capture the heart of AFL. This excerpt can be used by a school as… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on December 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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