Day 2 - 28 Days of Twitter: Dr. Seuss & The Upside-Down Pop Quiz

@paulawhite posted a tweet today about her Dr. Seuss-inspired publishing project for primary students, in which they write about (and illustrate) the "marvels" they see on their ways to and from school. Based on "And to Think that I Saw it On Mulberry Street." Perfect candidate for Voicethread, I think. Check it out.

Sidebar (learning to blog here). When I was in kindergarten, I would walk home every day to a neighbor's house. It was a humorless, mildly militant environment, but they had a collection of every Dr. Seuss book -- the "beginner" books and the "big" ones. I could read them as much as I wanted, as long as I only took one at a time from the shelf. "Fox in Socks" and "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" were my favorites. It was the saving grace of that experience.

My second offering is a blog post from @skydaddy called "The Upside Down Pop Quiz." I have been thinking a lot about assessment lately, especially following Konrad Glogowski's session at EduCon about 21st century classroom assessment, and I really like this description of assessment that clearly supports learning -- an "untimed, open-book" quiz that forces students to go back to the text to connect to the relevant content, motivates them to keep improving, and allows the instructor to see what needs more attention.

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Tags: 28dot, PLN, assessment, twitter


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