What Are Universities Thinking About AI?
Sharing videos and takeaways from an excellent session on ‘Teaching with ChatGPT’, hosted by Kent University.
AI Feedback with CoPilot
How can the FreeStyle tool in CoPilot be used to give feedback on student writing samples against written descriptors?
We Don’t Need an “AI Policy”
Schools that maintain a focus on building a culture of academic integrity through knowing our learners, iterating and evolving will be better-adapted to the opportunities and challenges of AI in education. The ripples of AI tools have been present in the waters of education for the last year or more, but the massive rock-splash of…
Reductive Rubrics, Authenticity & Opportunities for Learning
A quick post to share an animated gif, made in the new Keynote 9 update. It is a rebuild of a lower-quality animation I made years ago and use often, inspired by a cartoon I saw but cannot track down again (and I’d love to find it). I have used it in the context of…
Making Feedback Visible: Four Levels in Action
Five years ago I was starting to become concerned with the difference between marking and feedback. What was making a difference to my students’ learning and was the effort I was putting into detailed marking worth it in terms of their improvement? In reading Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers, Wiliam’s Embedded Formative Assessment and the pdf…
Webb’s DOK4 & Transfer
I recently took part in a fabulous Bold Moves Curriculum Mapping Bootcamp, by Dr. Marie Alcock at ISKL. I was there to think about next steps for curriculum planning at CA, and it was a great opportunity to pick the brains of a true expert (and get lots done). I like the bootcamp model for…
Capturing the Curriculum, Criteria & “Zooming In”
Shortlink to this resource: is.gd/mypassess Update Sept. 5 2017 based on edits summarized in this update from the IB. Big Update Dec. 2 2017: added subject group overview (curriculum articulation) tabs for each subject group, with data validation for key, related concepts, ATL. If you find this useful, please consider making a donation to one of…
Standardization: Cycling away from the moderation “event”
A quick post to share a resource, based on some of our work at CA. I love cycle diagrams and was thinking about the process of moderation, planning and the challenges of effective collaboration when there are grades (and a big pile of ‘done’ grading) at stake. If you’ve ever tried to ‘moderate’ work that’s…
The IMaGE of an International School
It’s crunch time for my MA International Education studies at the University of Bath, with a big literature review in progress and some data collection coming up, aiming to submit by the summer break. As much as I’ve loved the study, I’m looking forward to reclaiming some balance. ………o0O0o…….. My plan for the dissertation is…
How NOT to be ignorant about the world.
Hans Rosling, TED.com “Fame is easy to acquire. Impact is much more difficult.” Update, 2018: As a Rosling fanboy, using their work on i-Biology since about 2008, I was saddened to hear of his death in 2017. However, his recent book #Factfulness, is fantastic and well worth reading. More below. ……….o0O0o………. Another great Hans Rosling…