Tag: assessment

Digitally Literate #198

We’ve got this all wrong Digitally Lit #198 – 5/18/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Journaling as a means to scaffold…

Digitally Literate #197

The privacy paradox Digitally Lit #197 – 5/11/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Formative and Summative Assessments – An overview of…

More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

More States Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer

From Weekend Edition on NPR. Annotations in source available here. “Robograders” are on the rise in high stakes testing, and other aspects of our classrooms. Keep in mind this is just an algorithm looking for patterns in student writing. An algorithm isn’t magic, it’s code (writing) written by people. “The idea is bananas, as far…