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SCD Resources 3-18

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Web 2.0 Assessment Tools

     Wikis (Wikis in Plain English) students can share resources; dramatizations

     Blogs (using blogs to organize resources, to organize assignments - community experience where everyone shares their thoughts; way to differentiate,allow those who prefer writing to share the thoughts that they may not be willing to share verbally) 

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     Surveys (Zoomerang)

     RubiStar free online tool to create rubrics

     PBL Checklist create checklists to be used by students to help them assess their work

     Wordle analyze text and present it as word clouds; Check out these Ways to Use Wordle in Your Classroom and Wonder of Wordles (by Jennifer Wagner)

          Here's another wa to use Wordle.  In the beginning of the year, have students list 20 words to describe themselves and put them into a Wordle.  Print the Wordle and a photo of the student.  Repeat at

          the end of the year and let the  students see how they have changed.


SAS Curriculum Pathways  (sneak preview ... stay tuned for more)   

Research Models

     The Big 6 & The Super 3  (collaborate with our school librarian and use these well-known examples as a springboard to create your own research model)

          The Super 3 is a great tool for any individual or group work.  This simple, 3-step process model consists of Plan-Do-Review.  Here's a quick and easy breakdown of the 2 models.


Citation Generators


     Citation Machine

     Library Catalog (MLA has recently released version 7 with significant changes)


Library and Information Resources

     Catalog (Destiny) including WebPath Express and ability to create citations

     Social Bookmarking (diigo)  (apps available for SmartPhones -- having students use their handheld tools)  can share bookmarks, highlight text and add sticky notes

     RSS Feeds - you can receive them through SchoolCenter (district Web page) or through a reader (such as Google Reader)

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Choices for Students to Demonstrate and Share What they Have Learned - factors to consider (copyright and fair use), creativity, higher order thinking skills, scaffolding of research skills

  • wiki
  • blog
  • dramatization
  • multimedia presentation  (Kids Media Lab contains instructions and software downloads so students can create podcasts (record their own audio) and videos.
  • research paper
  • oral presentation


Curriculum Design

     Understanding by Design a three-stage, design process that begins with determining what you want students to know, understand and be able to do;    teachers center unit design of their curriculum and assessments on big ideas, essential questions, and authentic performances.


     NYS Learning Standards

     NETS-S National Educational Technology Standards for Students 

     Standards for the 21st Century Learner (from the American Assocation of School Librarians)


Additional Tools

     Resource Lists


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