Continuing our Understanding of Assessment and Pedagogical Documentation Through Modern Learning
We explored assessment practices and tools through the Modern Learning lens by unpacking the Growing Success document to further understand assessment for, as and of learning. We used Google Forms to capture reading observations for students.
Keyword(s):assessment, google forms, reading
STREAM: Adding Rigour to STEAM
Adding rigor to STEAM to make STREAM. STEAM has become increasingly popular over the past few years with a lot of emphasis on creating design tasks that are current, innovative and relevant. Our investigation seeks to add rigour to maximize learning.
Keyword(s):inquiry, integrated learning, maker space, steam, stem
Building Math Skill and Confidence Through Collaborative Mentorship
To engage our grades 3 and 6 students, we implemented a Centres-based “Learning Buddies” model where students moved through a variety of tasks and activities. Grade 6 students assumed the role of peer mentor for the Grade 3 students.
Keyword(s):buddies, collaboration, math stations, mentorship, scaffolding
Using 3D and VR Technology to Enhance Social Studies and Historical Inquiry
This project explored the use of augmented and virtual reality in grades 6-8 including the use of 3D images and 360° photographs, HP Reveal and CoSpaces Edu to create virtual spaces, and the creation of an augmented reality sandbox.
Keyword(s):augmented reality, geography, history, inquiry, virtual reality
Making a Difference: Using Assessment for Learning and the Three-Part Lesson Plan to Improve Student Achievement in Math
Our project focused on the use of the three-part lesson plan, a problem-solving model, a constructivist framework and various assessment strategies to increase students’ conceptual understanding of volume, mass, displacement and capacity.
Keyword(s):capacity, displacement, grade 5, measurement, volume