What happens when we try new things? Learning isn’t easy because it requires us to feel frustrated with our progress.
To do list: (1) Do something that makes you feel like a NEWB, (2) look up the definition of “noob” and get your spelling right. From the aforementioned Urban Dictionary: “Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task and are […]
What happens when we allow grading and assessment to be a shared task?
I am an English teacher. I would surmise that most, if not all, English teachers all suffer from a debilitating disease known as the “martyr” syndrome. At any point throughout the year, housed within our fashionable Oxford leather tote bags, we lug around stacks and stacks of essays or papers or writing tasks that absolutely […]
I was in Bangkok earlier this year discussing the value of using online portfolios and increased student agency; when a colleague of mine stated “oh yeah, I just bought a new domain name at lunch.”